During the night of September 21, 2023, at approximately 3:40 am, russian forces carried out a missile attack on Ukraine using X-101/X-555/X-55 cruise missiles. A total of 43 cruise missiles were launched, originating from 10 Tu-95MS strategic aviation aircraft positioned to the west of Engels.
These missiles were fired in multiple waves, entering Ukrainian airspace from various directions, continually altering their flight paths.
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As a result of the combined efforts of the Air Force in coordination with the Air Defense Forces, 36 cruise missiles were successfully intercepted and destroyed. To repel the attack, anti-aircraft missile troops, fighter aircraft, Air Force units, mobile fire groups and other means were deployed.
Additionally, at around 6:00 am, the enemy launched S-300 surface-to-air guided missiles at Kharkiv. Relevant services are working on the situation, and the local military administration will report on the consequences.
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