On the night of July 11, Russia attacked Kyiv and the Odessa region with Shahed loitering ammunition. This was announced by the head of the Kiev military administration Sergei Popko. In total, Russia used 28 Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 attack drones during the night attack, 26 of them were shot down, according to the morning report of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The air raid alert was announced in Kyiv at 04:25 and ended at 05:26. According to Popko, Ukrainian air defense systems shot down all the drones in the capital.
“The enemy attacked Kyiv from the air for the second time this month. Previously, as in early July, the enemy used Shahed loitering ammunition. Iranian drones were launched from a southerly direction, probably from the Krasnodar Territory.”
According to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, one reconnaissance drone of the Zala type was also shot down.
In addition to Kyiv and the Kyiv region, air raids were heard in the Odessa, Nikolaev, Kirovograd, Poltava, Kharkov and Cherkasy regions. In the Odessa region, Shahed-136 attacked a grain terminal in the port, Vladislav Nazarov, a spokesman for the Yug Operational Command, claims . According to him, the Russian military "carried out a powerful drone attack in southern Ukraine." He stated that 22 drones were destroyed, 2 more hit the administrative building of the port facility. There was a fire in two terminals near the ports, including grain, but the fires were extinguished, Nazarov said.