On the night of September 13, Ukrainian forces shot down 32 of the 44 Shahed Kamikaze drones launched by Russia. These were primarily directed against ports in Odessa Oblast. Departing from regions such as Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Chauda and Kursk, the drones targeted not only Odessa, but also Sumy Oblast.
While the majority of the drones were successfully neutralized, the remaining attacks caused significant damage. Civilian infrastructure was damaged in the Danube ports and a fire broke out in a truck parking lot, injuring seven people, The Kyiv Independent reported, citing the Southern Operational Command. Oleh Kiper, governor of Odessa Oblast, said at least three injured people were in critical condition.
Grain agreement termination sparks further attacks
The Kyiv Independent further noted that after Moscow’s termination of the grain agreement, attacks on southern Ukraine, particularly on ports and agricultural facilities, intensified. Finally, the military administration of Sumy Oblast confirmed the destruction of three more drones over its territory.