Russia for the first time struck Ukraine with Soviet missiles – media

Kh-22 missiles can be dangerous in operation due to outdated “stuffing”.

Russian Tu-22M3 with Kh-22 missiles / illustrative pre-war photo
Russian Tu-22M3 with Kh-22 missiles / illustrative pre-war photo

For strikes on the territory of Ukraine, Russia began to use Soviet Kh-22 cruise missiles. For the first time this happened on the night of Monday, May 9, in the Donetsk region.

It is reported by  Defense Express .

The Russian military used six Kh-22 missiles against targets in the cities of Donetsk region in the frontline zone.

If the occupiers started using such outdated missiles, it is possible that they are running out of Caliber and Iskander, the researchers suggest.

Note that Kh-22 are Soviet cruise missiles that have been developed since 1958 and put into service in February 1971. They can be dangerous in operation due to outdated “stuffing”. The Iskanders are inferior to the Kh-22 in terms of maximum range (500 and 600 km, respectively).

Recall that the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warns of the threat of further use by Russia of cruise missiles from the Black Sea on military and civilian targets. In Odessa, as a result of rocket attacks on May 7, nine residential apartment buildings were damaged.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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