Russia launches missiles in Ukraine, transferred by Kyiv to Moscow for gas debts – “Schemes”

Oleg Davygora 23:12, 08/03/23 .276

Kyiv gave Moscow eight Tu-160 and three Tu-95MS heavy bombers, as well as 575 Kh-55 cruise missiles.

Russia is shelling Ukraine with Kh-55 cruise missiles, which were officially transferred by Kyiv to Moscow under an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers and the Government of the Russian Federation in 1999 in exchange for repaying the debt for consumed Russian gas.

Schema journalists received the text of the agreement and a list of numbers of the transferred missiles and compared them with the numbers of those X-55s that the Russian army began to use against Ukraine during a full-scale invasion.

They found at least a dozen rockets from the list that the Russian Federation launched into Ukrainian cities: some of them were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces, some hit residential buildings. 

According to an agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine headed by Valery Pustovoitenko and the Government of the Russian Federation under the leadership of Vladimir Putin, signed in Yalta in 1999, Kyiv handed over to Moscow eight Tu-160 heavy bombers and three Tu-95MS, as well as 575 Kh-55 cruise missiles. 

In turn, Russia compensated Ukraine’s debt for Russian gas for 275 million hryvnias.

Three such missiles that Ukrainian air defense shot down in January, May and April 2023 in Kyiv and in the region are on the list transferred to Moscow in 1999.

One of these missiles hit an apartment building in the capital of Ukraine at the end of 2022, killing a woman. Another rocket, which Kyiv also gave to Moscow, hit a house in the Kyiv region, injuring a child.

Photo “Schemes”

Rocket attacks on Ukraine – details

On July 31, the Russians hit Krivoy Rog with two missiles . One rocket hit the building of the educational institution. 

Another rocket destroyed a section of an apartment building from floors 4 to 9. 6 people were killed and 81 people were injured. On the night of Wednesday, August 2, Russian invaders attacked the south of the Odesa region with Shahed-136 kamikaze drones fired from the Sea of ​​Azov, they flew through the Black Sea.

(C)UNIAN 2023


  1. Just more evidence that the Budapest Memorandum never envisioned Russia attacking Ukraine. Again, why would it make sense for the remedy in a nuclear attack be to refer the issue to the UN security council if it either Russia or the US were considered potential attackers? Ukrainians didn’t understand what veto power means?

    Ukraine to the US: “We have Soviet nukes that are all targeted at you, but if you promise to fight the Russians for us we’ll let them be destroyed. Oh, and we are selling weapons to the Russians for good measure to make your need and cost to supply us with air defense systems all that much greater. Deal? Oh, did we mention we have Soviet nukes that are all targeted at you? Or should we sell them to some terrorists? We certainly can’t afford to get them operational and retargeted. If we could, we wouldn’t be selling arms to the Russians just to heat our homes.”.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful to Ukraine for not selling its nukes to Iran or North Korea.

    Y’all still think like communists though. What is the United States’ is yours because the US has the ability and you have the need. Ok Marxists … give it a well deserved rest.

    • Your post reminds me of how morons think. If you could name me one other country on this planet that never made strategic mistakes in the past and which today isn’t making any, I’ll hand you a Bozo Button. Deal?

  2. Certainly, selling weapons to a shithole like mafia land wasn’t the brightest things that Ukraine ever did. This is one reason why it and other arms exporters in the West should look more closely to whom they sell weapons to or offer military help. Afghanistan is a very good example of how not to do things.

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