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Russia spent up to US$17 million on last night's attack on Kyiv

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 13:59
Russia spent up to US$17 million on last night's attack on Kyiv

Russia spent up to US$17 million on last night’s missile attack on the city of Kyiv that killed three people.

Source: Military Media Center, a media platform for the Ukrainian Defence Forces created by the Ministry of Defence

Details: Russia fired seven Iskander-M ballistic missiles and three Iskander-K cruise missiles on Kyiv on the night of 31 May-1 June, all of which were shot down by Ukrainian air defence. One Iskander-M missile, according to media reports, costs up to US$2 million, while an Iskander-K missile costs up to US$1 million.

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Thus, the Russian invaders spent up to US$17 million on just one night’s attack on the capital.

For reference: In June 2022, Forbes estimated the cost of one Iskander missile at US$3 million.

Background: 

  • At night, the Russians fired missiles from the Iskander tactical missile system on civilian and critical infrastructure in the capital and Kyiv Oblast. The Air Force destroyed 10 out of 10 missiles.
  • Three people, including a child, were killed in Kyiv by falling Russian missile debris.

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