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Russia launched about 700 missiles and drones on Kyiv over this year

Monday, 23 October 2023, 16:51
Russia launched about 700 missiles and drones on Kyiv over this year
CRUISE MISSILE LAUNCHED ON KYIV IN MAY SHOT DOWN BY THE NATIONAL GUARD. PHOTO: NGU

The Russian forces launched more than 300 missiles and almost 400 Shahed drones in the direction of the Ukrainian capital during the year of 2023.

Source: Serhii Popko, Head of the Kyiv City Military Administration 

Quote: "According to the statistics for Kyiv alone, over the past 12 months, the Russians launched more than 300 cruise missiles of various types, 14 ballistic missiles, and almost 400 Shahed attack drones in the direction of the capital."

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Details: Popko stressed that buildup of air defence is a priority for Kyiv. 

Background: Ukrainian air defence forces shot down over 60 cruise missiles and about 170 drones over Kyiv in May.

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