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Ukrainian soldiers destroy 61 out of 71 Russian cruise missiles

Friday, 10 February 2023, 13:08
Ukrainian soldiers destroy 61 out of 71 Russian cruise missiles

Ukrainian defenders shot down 61 out of 71 cruise missiles, as well as 5 UAVs, on the evening of 9 February and the morning of 10 February. In total, Russia launched 106 missiles and 7 drones on Ukraine during this period.

Source: Valerii Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on Telegram

Quote: "They [the Russians – ed.] launched 71 cruise missiles (43 Kh-101/Kh-555 and 28 Kalibr), as well as up to 35 S-300 missiles, from 21:50 on 9 February to 12:00 on 10 February. Moreover, the enemy used seven Shahed attack UAVs. 

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine and other parts of the defence forces have destroyed 61 cruise missiles and 5 drones of the enemy."

Details: Zaluzhnyi has reported that airstrikes and missile strikes were delivered from Tu-95 strategic bomber jets from the Caspian Sea, Volgodonsk and missile carriers in the Black Sea.

S-300 anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Belgorod Oblast and the temporarily occupied territory of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, near the city of Tokmak. 

Background: 

  • An air-raid siren sounded throughout all Ukrainian oblasts on the morning of 10 February. Various oblast military administrations have reported that air defence was activated in their respective regions and that there were strikes of Russian missiles on infrastructure facilities. 
  • Maksym Marchenko, Head of the Odesa Oblast Military Administration, has stated that air defence units shot down 13 missiles over Odesa Oblast. 
  • Mayor of Kyiv has said that ten Russian missiles were shot down over the capital. 
  • Air defence units have shot down four missiles in Kryvyi Rih district in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, three of them – directly over the city of Kryvyi Rih.
  • Herman Halushchenko, Minister of Energy of Ukraine, has reported that Russian forces hit energy infrastructure facilities in six regions. Emergency power shut downs are implemented; the situation in Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv and Khmelnytskyi oblasts is the most difficult. 

Previously: 

  • Ukrainian air defence units have destroyed 25 out of 38 Russian missiles of various types during the previous large-scale missile attack on Ukraine.

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