Air defenses down two of four enemy Kalibr cruise missiles during morning attack

18 February, 12:20 PM
Debris of an anti-aircraft missile that went off in southern Ukraine (Photo:Віталій Кім / Telegram)

Debris of an anti-aircraft missile that went off in southern Ukraine (Photo:Віталій Кім / Telegram)

Ukraine’s air defense forces destroyed two of four Kalibr cruise missiles launched by Russian invasion forces during a morning missile attack on Feb. 18, Ukraine’s Air Force Command reported on Telegram on Feb. 18.

The report reads that on Feb. 18, the Russian forces fired four Kalibr cruise missiles from the Black Sea over Ukraine.

The Air Force also warned that the threat of missile attacks remains and called for compliance with safety rules.

On the morning of Feb. 18, an air alert signal sounded in most regions of Ukraine. During the alarm, two explosions rang out in the city of Khmelnytskyi. At the same time, there were reports of air defense operations in the south of Ukraine. The authorities promised more details later.

Video of day

During the air raid, Mykolaiv Governor Vitaly Kim said the Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defenses had “opened their account,” and he later posted a picture of what looked like smoking missile debris in a field.

There were no reports of what happened to the other two Kalibr cruise missiles, and no reports of damage to infrastructure.

Later, video of damage to a high-rise apartment block in Khmelnytskyi started to circulate on social media. The video showed extensive damage to windows and balconies on a 10-story building, but there was no indication of whether this was just blast damage or the result of a missile or missile debris impact.

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