Ukrainian air defense shot down 25 out of 38 launched missiles of various types today

Irina Pogorelaya19:08, 14.01.23

Enemy missiles were launched from the area of ​​the Caspian Sea and from the Black Sea.

Ukrainian air defense system destroyed most of the launched enemy missiles \
Ukrainian air defense system destroyed most of the launched enemy missiles \

The Russian occupying forces today launched a massive  missile attack  on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure.

As stated  in the message of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at about 13:00, the enemy launched Kh-101 / Kh-555 cruise missiles from eight Tu-95MS strategic bombers from the Caspian Sea region and Caliber missiles from surface ships and submarines from the Black Sea . In total – 23 air and sea-based cruise missiles.

“At the same time, enemy tactical aviation activity was observed in the airspace in different directions. Su-35 fighters fired 5 Kh-59 guided missiles. Five Kh-22 cruise missiles were also fired from five Tu-22m3 long-range bombers (one of of these missiles hit a high-rise building in the Dnieper),” the message says.

The report notes that the air defense worked in the area of ​​responsibility of all air commands – “Center”, “South”, “East” and “West”.

“As of 18:30, air defense continues in the east and south of the country. The enemy continues to attack with tactical aircraft. Five more X-59 guided air missiles have been fired, four of which were shot down by our air defense!”

As of now, 25 out of 38 missiles of various types have been destroyed. In particular, 18 Kh-101 / Kh-555 and Kalibr air and sea-based cruise missiles, seven Kh-59 guided air missiles.


Rocket attack on January 14

From 14:00, an air alert was announced throughout Ukraine in connection with a massive missile attack by Russian troops. At about 17:00, alarms began to clear in the regions.

DTEK reported that the Russians fired on two thermal power plants of DTEK, one of them stopped generating electricity.

In addition, one of the rockets hit an apartment building in the Dnieper . Now it is known about 5 dead and dozens of injured.

In the Odessa region, fragments of downed enemy missiles fell into the transport infrastructure facilities involved in the implementation of the “grain agreement”.

(C)UNIAN 2023

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