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Russians target apartment building in Dnipro with "carrier killer"

Saturday, 14 January 2023, 19:40
Russians target apartment building in Dnipro with carrier killer

The Russians hit an apartment building in the city of Dnipro with an Kh-22 missile designed to destroy aircraft carrier groups at sea.

Source: Ukrainian Air Force spokesman, Yurii Ihnat, on air during the national joint 24/7 newscast

Quote: "The missile that was fired at the apartment building in Dnipro is an Kh-22 missile fired from a Tu-22M3 long-range bomber; the launches were carried out from Kursk and Sea of Azov regions. A total of five launches of these missiles took place.


What kind of missile is this? Such a missile struck a shopping centre in Kremenchuk a few months ago.

The missile with a warhead of 950 kilograms, called a ‘carrier killer’, is designed to destroy aircraft carrier groups at sea; it can also be equipped with a nuclear warhead. And such a missile hits a densely populated city with people... There is no explanation or justification for this terrorist act."

Details: Ihnat also reported that anti-aircraft missiles, which are designed to hit aerial targets and are very dangerous for the population, were fired on the cities of Kyiv and Kharkiv on Saturday, 14 January.

Quote: "Why are they [the Russians – ed.] terrorists, why are they savages? Because they started [bombing – ed.] with anti-aircraft missiles, S-400 or S-300... The type of missiles that were used to hit Kyiv has already been established. These are the missiles that are constantly being used to hit the eastern regions of our country, including Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts, that are suffering practically every day from these missiles. These attacks have already started coming from the northern direction.

Why do we call it a terrorist weapon? Because these missiles are designed to hit aerial targets with thousands of striking elements to destroy an aircraft, missile, UAV or helicopter. These fragments fly hundreds of metres, striking the civilian population. Launching [them – ed.] on cities is pure terrorism. Kyiv was hit with these missiles today. And Kharkiv was also attacked by these systems the same day."

Background: On Saturday, 14 January, the Russians hit a multi-storey house in the city of Dnipro; 5 people were killed and 39 were wounded, among them 7 children.

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