This night was hard for Ukraine. The russian massive missile attack was almost 7 hours long. The enemy launched a massive attack on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine. The night russian massive missile attack on Ukraine. What is known
The air raid sirens start to by auduble approximately at the noon. The first wave of threat came from the shahed drones, that were launched from the north east and south east direction.
Preliminary, it was also known that the russian strategic aviation took off from the north military airfield Olenia; up 10 TU-95ms bomber were on the air, the transmitters on the combat friequencies were ON, but the final destination for that moment were unknown.
We used to know that russian shahed drones are always coming to exhaust the Ukrainian Air defence and then russian missiles fly.
It happened this time again. Around 02:00 a.m. kyiv time, we reseveid confirmation that the russian strategic aviation, TU-95ms bombers launched missiles from the Caspian area toward Ukraine.
The chronology of this nightmare is available in details below:
The difference between the all previous massive missile attack was that last night russia prepared "missiles orchestra" including shahed drones, TU-95 bombers [KH-101/Kh-555 carriers], TU-22 jets [Kh-22 carriers], Black Sea Fleet [Caliber missiles carriers], MiG-31 [Kindzhal hypersonic missile carrier] and S-300 launchers.
This morning Commander-in-Chief provided official information on the overnight attack.
The enemy made 81 launches of missiles from different bases:
- 28 launches of Kh-101/Kh-555 air-based cruise missiles;
- 20 launches of Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles;
- 6 launches of X-22 air-based cruise missiles;
- 6 launches of Kh-47 "Kinzhal" air-based cruise missiles;
- 8 launches of guided air missiles: 2 – Kh-31P; 6 – X-59;
- 13 launches of S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles.
In addition, 8 launches of "Shahed-136/131" attack UAVs were carried out.
The forces and means of the 3C Air Force of Ukraine in cooperation with the units of other Defense Forces of Ukraine destroyed 34 cruise missiles from 48 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, "Kalibr", as well as 4 "Shahed-136/131" UAVs.
As a result of organized countermeasures, 8 Kh-31P and Kh-59 guided air missiles did not reach their targets.
Cover photo credits: The Washington Post
P.S. By the way, the General Staff of Ukraine didn't allow any photo and video shooting during the attack on Ukraine because of secutiry reason to save our people and air defence systems positions. We follow these rules, but as you the the American outlet didn't.Tags: massive missile attack russia ukraine war ukraine front lines