Anti-aircraft gunners shoot down Russian drone spying on sites hit by missiles

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Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners have downed a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle that was carrying out a supplementary reconnaissance following Saturday’s rocket attacks by the Russian forces.

Source: Ukrainian Air Force Command press service

Quote: "On the morning of 25 June, the anti-aircraft gunners of the Tsentr (Central) Air Force Command hit another enemy Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle.

The UAV was carrying out a supplementary reconnaissance of the sites hit by the Russian airstrikes."

Details: A similar UAV was downed on 24 June as well.


  • On the morning of 25 June, Russian forces launched around 30 missiles on military sites and facilities in Zhytomyr Oblast, killing one soldier.

  • According to Pivnich [North] Operational Command, Chernihiv Oblast came under a massive missile attack at about 05:00 on 25 June. From the territory of Belarus, 20 missiles were fired on the village of Desna from planes and from the ground.

  • Maksym Kozytskyi, head of the Lviv Oblast Military Administration, said that four Russian missiles hit the Yavoriv district of Lviv Oblast; two other missiles were intercepted.

Ukraine’s Chief Intelligence Directorate said that the attacks are linked to "the Kremlin’s attempts to drag Belarus into the war with Ukraine".