Ukrainian defense forces destroy over 650 Russian cruise missiles, 610 drones since mid-September

26 February, 01:09 PM
Armed Forces of Ukraine (

Armed Forces of Ukraine (

Ukraine’s Defense Forces have destroyed over 650 Russian cruise missiles and 610 drones since Sept. 11, 2022, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, told Ukrainian defense news outlet ArmyInform on Feb.25.

Although the Air Force has received air defense systems such as NASAMS, IRIS-T, Crotale, and Gepard anti-aircraft guns from Western partners, Oleshchuk said that more technologically advanced weapons are needed. The Air Force is currently awaiting the arrival of Patriot and SAMP/T-MAMBA systems, but this assistance is still insufficient.

Video of day

"We need more technologically advanced weapons that will help us quickly restore order in the sky and free it from aerial terrorists," Oleshchuk said.

"Our allies know exactly what is needed by Ukraine, particularly the Air Force. These are modern multi-purpose aircraft and medium- and long-range anti-aircraft missile systems."

We’re bringing the voice of Ukraine to the world. Support us with a one-time donation, or become a Patron!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google News

Ukraine Today
Fresh daily newsletter covering the top headlines and developments in Ukraine
Daily at 9am EST
Show more news