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Russian night attack: Ukrainian air defense destroys 81 air targets

1 June, 2024 Saturday
10:52

On the night of June 1st, the Russian army launched 53 missiles and 47 drones at Ukraine. Ukrainian air defense downed 81 aerial targets

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Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, the commander of the Air Force, reports.

It is noted that at night, the Russian troops launched a powerful missile and air strike on critical infrastructure in various regions of Ukraine, using air, sea and ground-based missiles, as well as Shahed-type UAVs.

The Russians fired 53 missiles of various types and 47 attack UAVs:

  • 35 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles from Tu-95 MS strategic aviation aircraft,
  • 4 Iskander-M ballistic missiles,
  • 1 Iskander-K cruise missile,
  • 10 Kalibr cruise missiles,
  • 3 Kh-59/kh-69 guided missiles,
  • 47 Shahed-131/136 attack UAVs.

Instead, Ukrainian aviation, anti-aircraft missile units of Ukrainian Air Force, mobile fire groups and electronic warfare equipment of the Defense Forces destroyed 81 Russian air targets, including 30 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, 4 Kalibr cruise missiles, one Iskander-K cruise missile, and 46 attack drones.

The spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South, Serhii Bratchuk, told Espreso that the Russian forces fired the missiles from a submarine.

  • On the evening of May 31 and at night of June 1, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with missiles and Shaheds: air defense was operating in the Kyiv region, explosions were heard in Zaporizhzhia, and a fire broke out at a critical infrastructure facility in the Vinnytsia region. In total, energy facilities in 5 regions came under attack.
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