Two Russian warships with 8 Kalibr cruise missiles on station in Black Sea, Ukrainian military says

18 February, 06:21 PM
Russian warship (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

Russian warship (Photo:Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

The Russian military is keeping nine of their warships on combat duty in the Black Sea, including two missile carriers equipped with a total of eight Kalibr missiles, the Ukrainian military’s South Operational Command said in a post on Facebook on Feb. 18.

One of the Russian missile carriers is a submarine, and the other a surface vessel, the Ukrainian military said.

On the morning of Feb. 18, an air raid alert sounded in most regions of Ukraine as the Russian military launched Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea. Ukrainian air defense shot down two of the four enemy missiles.

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Two explosions occurred in the western Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi as a result of the Russian attack. One of the missiles hit a military facility, and the other struck a public transit stop.

Two civilians were injured in the attack.

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