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Russians launch 19 missiles, 14 of them downed – Ukraine's Air Force

Friday, 8 December 2023, 09:35
Russians launch 19 missiles, 14 of them downed – Ukraine's Air Force
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The Russians launched 19 Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles at Ukraine on the morning of 8 December, with air defence forces managing to destroy 14 of the missiles.

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

Quote from Ihnat: "In the morning, we saw the launch of Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles from, according to early reports, nine Tu-95 strategic aircraft. They divided into several groups and launched the missiles. As of now, 19 cruise missiles were launched. And we have a good result from the air defence response, as 14 missiles were destroyed."

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Details: Ihnat stated that the missiles were shot down in Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts.

"They were first heading for Dnipro, and from there, some of the missiles headed for Kyiv, and some hit infrastructure facilities in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast. Unfortunately, we did not manage to shoot down all of them. Unfortunately, we already know that one person has been killed," Ihnat said, referring to a fatality in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast that occurred in the strike.

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