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Russia used a modified KAB-250 bomb to strike Kharkiv in June

Russian airstrikes in Kharkiv have severely impacted Ukrainian frontline positions and critical infrastructure.
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Guided aerial bombs that Russia launched at the Avdiivka Coke factory. Photo: Libkos/Instagram
Russia used a modified KAB-250 bomb to strike Kharkiv in June

On 23 June, Russia used a modified KAB-250 bomb to strike Kharkiv, as per Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

Defense Express reports that Russian forces equipped a KAB-250 with a UMPB D-30SN kit, which turns a free-falling bomb into a glide one.

Russian forces have already escalated the use of guided and unguided glide bombs against Ukraine, particularly in Kharkiv Oblast, with devastating consequences for Ukrainian frontline positions and critical infrastructure.

According to Syniehubov, the UMPB 30-D aviation munition costs about $100,000 or slightly more, depending on its modification. Therefore, Russia saves missiles that are much more expensive.

“The first strike on the city of Kharkiv on Sunday hit the territory of a private school. It was a KAB-250 bomb. The munition was equipped with wings and a GPS module. The enemy does not stop and constantly tests modified munitions, using Kharkiv as a training ground,” said Syniehubov.

Another two airstrikes targeted two districts of Kharkiv. In the Kholodnohirskyi district, it hit private residential areas and power facilities; in the Kyivskyi district, it struck an industrial area. A man was killed, and 12 people, including two children, were injured, including a school employee in those assaults.

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