Ukraine intercepts 54 out of 69 missiles launched in mass attack on Dec. 29, reports Zaluzhnyy

29 December 2022, 01:44 PM
Air defense shot down 54 of 69 enemy cruise missiles (Photo:

Air defense shot down 54 of 69 enemy cruise missiles (Photo:"Shid" Air Command / Facebook)

A total of 69 cruise missiles were fired during a Russian mass missile strike on Dec. 29, 54 of which were intercepted by Ukrainian defenses, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, announced on Telegram on Dec. 29.

“This morning, the aggressor launched air and sea-based cruise missiles, anti-air-craft guided missiles, up to S-300 ADMS, at energy infrastructure facilities of our country,” he wrote.

“According to preliminary data, 69 missiles were launched in total. 54 enemy cruise missiles were shot down by the assets of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.”

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Oleksiy Arestovych, a presidential advisor, previously commented on the probable launch of “more than 100 missiles in a few waves.”

Meanwhile, Mykhailo Podolyak, another presidential advisor, reported earlier today that more than 120 missiles were launched over Ukraine.

However, according to the general’s data, all 16 missiles shot towards the capital of Kyiv were intercepted. Another 24 missiles were intercepted over Odesa, Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts.

A missile impact in Lviv is likely to be the cause of a mass blackout in the city, with 90% of households currently disconnected from power, Lviv municipal authorities have said.

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