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Russia's claims about Ukrainian air defense involvement in Dnipro tragedy are false — UK intelligence

17 January, 2023 Tuesday
11:06

British intelligence has concluded that Russia probably used an Kh-22 anti-ship missile to strike the Dnipro city, which killed at least 40 people

This was reported by the British Ministry of Defense on Twitter

British intelligence notes that on January 14, Russia resumed long-range missile strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure and launched dozens of missiles for the first time in two weeks. As during the previous eight waves of strikes since October 11, 2022, the Russian forces primarily targeted power grids.

A large Kh-22 anti-ship missile fired from a Tu-22M3 bomber hit a residential building in Dnipro, killing at least 40 people. 

"Russia falsely hinted that a Ukrainian air defense missile was responsible. Meanwhile, it is known that the Kh-22 missile is inaccurate when used against ground targets, as its radar guidance system does not distinguish targets in urban areas well. Such weapons have led to other tragedies with massive civilian casualties, including the shelling of a shopping mall in Kremenchuk on June 27, 2022," the British intelligence recalled.  

Analysts stated that missiles such as the Kh-22 are unsuitable for high-precision strikes, and their use underscores Russia's inability to hit desired targets from a long distance. 

 
  • On January 14, Russian forces struck Dnipro, destroying the entrance of a nine-story apartment building and killing at least 40 people.  


 
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