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Russia launches record number of S-300 missiles on Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv oblasts

Friday, 10 February 2023, 08:41
Russia launches record number of S-300 missiles on Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv oblasts

Russian forces carried out a major missile strike on Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts on the morning of 10 February, launching a record 35 S-300 missiles from Belgorod Oblast (Russia) and from near Tokmak (Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine).

Source: Oblast Military Administrations; Yurii Ihant, spokesman for Ukraine’s Air Force, on the national  joint 24/7 newscast

Quote from Ihnat: "The rest of today's explosions occurred as a result of S-300 missile strikes that the enemy forces launched on Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts. [The Russians attacked] Kharkiv Oblast from the area near Belgorod; [they attacked] Zaporizhzhia Oblast from the area near Tokmak, in the occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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Overall, I would say this was a record-breaking attack as far as this type of missile is concerned. Up to 35 cruise missiles were launched on Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv oblasts."

Details: Russian forces carried out missile strikes on the city of Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast on the morning of 10 February using S-300 missiles. The attacks targeted critical infrastructure facilities. Around 150,000 households in Kharkiv have had their power cut off as a result of the attacks. Work is currently underway to ensure those households have access to backup power sources. There were no casualties.

Over the course of the past day, Russian occupation forces deployed mortars and artillery to attack settlements in the Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Kharkiv districts, Kharkiv Oblast. Around 10 settlements came under Russian fire.

The occupiers also struck the city of Kupiansk, causing major destruction to a residential building. The town of Dvorichna also came under Russian attack.

Russian forces also deployed mortars and artillery to attack the Kharkiv district, in particular the villages of Vesele and Krasne.

Over the course of Thursday, 9 February, Russian forces carried out a total of 14 mortar attacks on the villages of Udy and Chervona Zoria in the Bohodukhiv district.

On the night of 9–10 February, Russian occupation forces launched S-300 missiles on the town of Borova in the Izium district, hitting a road and a private residential building. There were no casualties.

In Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Russian forces carried out a major overnight attack on the city of Zaporizhzhia. The city was hit 17 times in one hour, the highest rate since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. The Russian attack targeted the city’s energy infrastructure.

Information about the number of casualties and the extent of destruction has yet to be confirmed.

Over the course of the past day, Russian occupation forces shelled civilian infrastructure in the vicinity of Zaporizhzhia, Druzheliubivka, Malynivka, Novodanylivka, Novodarivka, Stepove, Mala Tokmachka, Charivne, Huliaipole, Komyshuvakha, Olhivske, Novoandriivka, Shcherbaky, Bilohiria, Chervone, Zaliznychne, Mali Shcherbaky,  Kamianske and Stepnohirsk.

Officials received 15 reports concerning damaged property (houses and flats) and infrastructure as a result of the Russian attacks.

Previously: The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed five Kalibr missiles and five Shahed kamikaze drones, which Russia used to attack Ukraine on 10 February. In the morning, Russia launched new missiles from Tu-95 strategic bombers.

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