russia Used Almost Everything Including Zircon and Kinzhal Missiles to Strike Ukraine

Kh-47M2 Kinzhal on MiG-31K
Kh-47M2 Kinzhal on MiG-31K

Overall, during the strike on July 8th, russia launched 38 long-range missiles, of which 30 were successfully intercepted

During the daytime combined mass attack on July 8th, russia used 38 long-range missiles, as reported by the Air Force Command.

The enemy launched various types of missiles: 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; and three Kh-59/Kh-69 guided missiles.

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The enemy used almost all missiles from its arsenal, except for the Kh-500 cruise missiles for the Iskander missile system and North Korean ballistic missiles.

According to the official summary, a total of 30 missiles were successfully shot down. Among them were: 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.

However, Ukrainian air defense missed 4 cruise missiles, one ballistic missile from the Iskander missile system, two Kh-22 missiles launched from Tu-22M3 aircraft, and one truly hypersonic 3M22 Zircon missile.

3M22 Zircon missile,
3M22 Zircon missile / Open source illustrative photo

Regarding the last three items, it should be noted that intercepting them requires appropriate air defense systems such as Patriot or SAMP/T.

Additionally, during today's attack, one of the Kh-101 missiles was deliberately aimed by the enemy at the Okhmatdyt Children's Hospital.

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