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Ukraine destroys all 13 Russian cruise missiles during nighttime attack

Overnight into 23 June, Russian strategic aviation carried out another missile attack against Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force Command says the attack targeted a military airfield in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, but air defenses destroyed all 13 missiles.

“Four [Russian] Tu-95MS bombers launched [the missiles] from the Caspian Sea around midnight. All 13 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles were destroyed by air defense, most of them in Khmelnytskyi Oblast. In addition, the defenders of the sky destroyed a reconnaissance UAV of an unidentified type,” the report reads.

Also, an air defense unit by the Air Force destroyed a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter in the Donetsk direction at about 5 a.m., according to the Command.

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