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​russians Waste Three Scarce 'Iskander-K' Missiles in a Strike on Ukraine, Deterred by Air Defense

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An Iskander missile is prepared to be launched / Archive photo
An Iskander missile is prepared to be launched / Archive photo

russian military continues to spend missiles in attempts to destroy Ukrainian infrastructure

Air Force Command of the AFU reported today three russian cruise missiles to the "Iskander-K" system shot down around 2 PM by Ukrainian air defense. Also, another UAV was eliminated, probably the one that was meant to record the results of the missile strike.

The very fact of a cruise missile strike with the "Iskander-K" short-range ballistic missile system is quite a rare occurrence. The last time it was used on Ukraine was recorded on September 4, when a cruise missile of this system was shot down in the same manner. This fact indicates how significant the deficit of these missiles is.

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russians Waste Three Scarce 'Iskander-K' Missiles in a Strike on Ukraine, Deterred by Air Defense
An Iskander missile is prepared to be launched / Archive photo

Shortly after, at 2:06 PM to be exact, a local authority reported missile shelling of the Kryvyi Rih city. The missiles caused "severe ruination of waterworks". There is no not mentioning of which type of missiles hit the city, but we can cautiously assume it was one or several Iskander-K missiles.

As Defense Express previously reported, the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine estimated that russian armed forces only have about 200 cruise missiles to the Iskander-K SRBM system in total, without detailing the specific number of 9M723 ballistic and 9M729 cruise missiles in enemy stocks.

russians Waste Three Scarce 'Iskander-K' Missiles in a Strike on Ukraine, Deterred by Air Defense
An Iskander missile is prepared to be launched / Archive photo
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