Russian drone attacks halt, Ukraine may brace for massive assault — Air Force

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Russia has ceased its use of Shahed kamikaze drones against Ukraine for several days, suggesting potential preparation for a large-scale attack, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Illya Yevlash said on national television on April 26.

"This could be either a lull before gearing up for a more massive action or monitoring and anticipation of our move," said Yevlash.

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Yevlash also noted recent activities involving Russian MiG-31K interceptors, which caused four extensive air alerts across Ukraine the previous day. These operations could be related to strategic redeployments or patrols.

Yevlash reported on April 23 that the Russians employed a new drone tactic during its drone attack on Ukraine. They attempted to deploy one or two drones in different directions with varying frequencies, aiming to complicate efforts to counter them.

Ukrainian air defense forces managed to shoot down 15 of 16 kamikaze drones in the Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kyiv, and Cherkasy oblasts overnight on April 23. Nine people were injured in Odesa, including two children and two infants.

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