Ukrainian Air Force shoots down 9 missiles, destroys up to 20 pieces of Russian equipment in a day

6 July, 11:21 AM
File photo of Ukrainian Air Force pilot. The air force reported the shooting down of nine Russian missiles on July 5. (Photo:Ukrainian Air Force Command/Facebook)

File photo of Ukrainian Air Force pilot. The air force reported the shooting down of nine Russian missiles on July 5. (Photo:Ukrainian Air Force Command/Facebook)

Ukrainian defense forces managed to shoot down nine cruise missiles that were launched from Russian ships in the Black Sea over the day, the Ukrainian Air Force Command reported on June 5.

“On July 5, missile strikes were carried out against Ukraine from the Black Sea by sea-based cruise missiles of the Kalibr type,” says the command. “At 4 a.m., six out of seven missiles were destroyed by anti-aircraft missile units of the Vostok air command in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast."

The same day the Ukrainian Air Force also destroyed ammunition depots and up to 20 units of Russian vehicles, the command reported.

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“On July 5, bombers and attack aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed two field ammunition depots, two platoon strongholds of the Russian invaders, up to twenty pieces of equipment, and enemy troops,” the command said.

At about 8.30 p.m. it was reported that Russian troops launched a missile attack on the territory of Khmelnytskyi Oblast. According to the Khmelnytskyi District Police Department, three missile impacts were recorded in the region.

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