Ukrainian air defenses have downed 74% of Russian cruise missiles and 60% of their attack drones since the beginning of this month, Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov of the Ukrainian General Staff said at a briefing on June 15.
"Since the beginning of June, Ukrainian Air Defence Forces have intercepted 74% of missiles launched by the enemy and about 60% of attack UAV," he said.
The Ukrainian army has also shot down over 300 Russian helicopters since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasions, he recalled.
"Therefore, the number of eliminated in Ukraine helicopters is as five times as large as in two Russian wars of aggression against Ichkeria, where the Russian terrorists lost about 60 of their combat and cargo helicopters," he concluded.
Russian invaders have repeatedly attacked peaceful cities and towns with missiles and suicide drones since the full-scale invasion began.
The enemy has been conducting air strikes on the Ukrainian capital almost every night since the beginning of May using both drones and missiles. While air defense has been able to intercept nearly all enemy aerial targets, their debris has caused damage and even casualties.
Russia has also targeted settlements across Ukraine in the past weeks.
The invading forces launched cruise missiles and Iranian-made Shahed drones on Ukraine overnight on June 15, once again.
An enemy missile was shot down, while another three hit two industrial non-military facilities in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
Three people were killed and another 13 were wounded in Odesa the previous night.
A retail warehouse, a business center, high-rise apartment buildings, an educational facility, stores, and cars were damaged in that attack.
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