Air Defense repels attacks by Ukrainian troops on Kakhovka HPP
Sevastopol governor Mikhail Razvozhaev confirms that the air defense system shot down all targets and the military forces are doing their job.
The air defense system repelled a Ukrainian missile attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in the Kherson region, the head of the administration of the Kakhovka district Vladimir Leontiev told Sputnik.
"They fired on the area of the hydroelectric power station. The targets were shot down. The air defense system worked successfully," Leontyev said.
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The Kakhovka HPP is in the city of Nova Kakhovka, which was taken over by Russian forces in March.
Last week, Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the new regional military-civilian administration, told Sputnik that Ukrainian soldiers pounded the HPP with HIMARS rockets, but the attack was repulsed with no serious damage.
Also, on Friday evening, air defense systems snapped into action as all targets in Sevastopol, which included a drone, were shot down, the city's governor Mikhail Razvozhaev said.
"I am at my workplace in the government. Just like many of the townspeople, I heard pops in the center. Similar ones sounded a little earlier in the Strelka area. Air defense snapped into action in the bay. There is naval artillery in the center. UAV, according to preliminary information. Targets were hit. We remain calm. The military is doing their job perfectly. Let's support them," Razvozhaev said on Telegram.
The day before, air defense shot down a drone late in the evening, in the area of the Belbek airfield near Sevastopol, according to Razvozhaev.
Last Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that ammunition exploded at an airfield in Crimea, but no one was injured.
The explosions at Saki airfield occurred on the 167th day of the Ukraine war, and Moscow is still investigating the attack, noting that the airfield was not attacked.
Last month, a drone attack targeted the Russian fleet located in the port of Sevastopol, Crimea, and wounded five, the city's mayor, Mikhail Rrazvozhayev, said.
"An unidentified object flew into the courtyard of the Fleet Headquarters, according to preliminary data, it is a drone. Five people were injured, they are members of the fleet headquarters, and there were no deaths," Razvozhayev said on Telegram.