Ukraine’s Air Force said Sunday it shot down 30 of the 40 cruise missiles and all Shahed drones that Russia launched in multiple waves of attacks overnight.
“Thirty cruise missiles and 27 attack drones were destroyed,” the Ukrainian Air Force announced on its Telegram channel. He added that Vladimir Putin’s army fired three hypersonic Kinzhal missiles, but did not say whether they were destroyed.
According to the Kyiv Independent, Russia continued its attack in the early hours of this Sunday, launching Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones from the southeast. Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea and Cruise missiles Kh-101/Kh-555 of strategic bombers Tue-96 in the Caspian Sea.
In this second wave of attacks Ukrainian air defenses destroyed all 27 Shahed drones, five out of six Kalibr missiles and 13 out of 20 Kh-101/Kh-555 missiles.
Multiple regions were attacked in both waves. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyystated that the facilities of aircraft engine manufacturer Motor Sich in the Zaporizhia region and unspecified targets in Khmelnytskyi Oblast were attacked.
This was written by the military administration of the Khmelnytskyi region The region was attacked three times during the nightbut that “most of the missiles” were intercepted by anti-aircraft defenses.
Also this Sunday, the Ukrainian authorities denounced new bombings on the city of Kharkiv, following the attacks registered last night, which according to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyyconcerned a blood transfusion center.
“Kharkiv is under enemy fire. We ask citizens to exercise extreme caution,” the city’s mayor warned. Ihor Terekhovvvia his Telegram account, in statements collected by the EFE Agency.
Zelenskyi reported three new attacks on this region on Saturday evening. One of these involved a blood transfusion centerwhere there appeared to be deaths and injuries, although the number of casualties has not yet been confirmed.
According to Zelenski, firefighters managed to put out the flames while anti-aircraft guns shot down several missiles.