Russia fires 18 missiles at Ukraine
Russia fired 18 missiles at Ukraine (Photo:Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)
Russia has launched 18 missiles in another large-scale attack at Ukraine’s frontline cities, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Nov. 17.
“Today we recorded over 10 strikes by S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles – the enemy uses them (to attack) frontline cities,” said Ihnat.
“Unfortunately, there were casualties. We are aware of strategic aircraft being involved; Tu-95 bombers took off from the Caspian region and from Rostov Oblast's Volgodonsk area to make sorties. Nine planes were involved in the strikes on Ukraine, using Kh-101 and Kh-555 (cruise) missiles.”
This time, Russia targeted natural gas production facilities and defense enterprises in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Additional strikes were launched against targets in northern and central Ukraine.
In addition to S-300, Kalibr cruise missiles and guided air-launched missiles were inbound from the Black Sea region.
Six Iranian-made UAVs were shot down over central Ukraine.
Attacks on critical infrastructure facilities in Odesa and Kharkiv oblasts and the city of Dnipro were reported on Nov. 17. According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, one of the targets was Dnipro-based Pivdenmash defense enterprise.
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