Russia carried out another attack on Ukraine using the Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and Iranian kamikaze drones, specifically the Shahed-136/131 UAVs on the night of June 4. This is the third attack within four days of June, although today’s assault consisted of only 6 cruise missiles and 5 kamikaze drones.
According to Ukrainian Air Force Command, 4 cruise missiles and 3 strike drones were successfully destroyed. As later reported by the spokesperson for the Armed Forces, Colonel Yuriy Ignat, 2 drones targeted infrastructure objects in the Sumy region, while 2 missiles struck an aerodrome near Kropyvnytskyi.
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In order to launch X-101 or X-555 missiles, the enemy deployed six strategic missile carriers, the Tu-95MS aircraft, each equipped with only one missile. Each aircraft has the capacity to carry up to 6 cruise missiles in an internal rotary launcher and/or up to 8 missiles on pylons.
An air raid alert was raised throughout the country and lasted from 1 hour and 48 minutes in western regions to over 3 hours in eastern regions. In Kyiv, the air alarm was in effect from 01:48 to 04:30.