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Forbes estimates how much Russia spent on July 8 attack on Ukraine

8 July, 2024 Monday
20:34

Moscow spent between $200 and $250 million on the missile attack against Ukraine on July 8

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Forbes Ukraine reports such calculations.

The journalists estimate the cost of the intercepted missiles at between $160 million and $200 million. At the same time, according to preliminary data from the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian forces fired 38 missiles of various types at the territory of Ukraine on July 8. 

"The enemy fired 38 missiles of various types: one Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missile; four Iskander-M ballistic missiles; one 3M22 Zircon cruise missile; 13 Kh-101 cruise missiles; 14 Kalibr cruise missiles; two Kh-22 cruise missiles; three Kh-59/Kh-69 guided missiles," the media reminds.

Given the detailed report on the types of missiles, Forbes estimates the total cost of the salvo at between $200 million and $250 million.

Ukraine's air defense forces managed to destroy 30 Russian missiles: one Kh-47M2 Kinzhal air-to-air missile; three Iskander-M ballistic missiles; 11 Kh-101 cruise missiles; 12 Kalibr cruise missiles and three Kh-59/Kh-69 guided missiles. 

Forbes estimated their total cost at between $160 million and $200 million.

  • On the morning of July 8, the Russian army attacked Kyiv with missiles. The attack resulted in deaths and numerous injuries. The occupation Russian army hit the Okhmatdyt children's hospital. July 9 is declared a day of mourning in the capital of Ukraine.
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