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Air Force spokesman comments on Russian attack on airfield in Khmelnytskyy Region

Yuriy Ihnat also once again warned against publishing photos of missile debris.

Air Force spokesman comments on Russian attack on airfield in Khmelnytskyy Region
Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat
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The spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuriy Ihnat, commented on the enemy shelling of the airfield in Khmelnytskyy Region that took place on the night of 29 May.

On the air of Radio Liberty, Ihnat confirmed that "there was a hit within the Starokostyantyniv airfield in Khmelnytskyy Region."

"Combat capability will be restored, I think there is no need to dramatise the situation," the Air Force spokesman said.

Ihnat also urged not to publish photos of the wreckage, including missiles.

"Both the publication of our air defence work on social media and the media coverage of the fallen debris are harmful... If these debris belong to our missiles, if they are Western weapons... the enemy understands what type of weapons we have used in this or that place. This is the first thing. Secondly, they film it, post it in Russia and show how Ukrainian nationalists 'hit' their own houses with Western-style anti-aircraft missiles," the spokesman explained.

According to the Khmelnytskyy Regional Military Administration, last night the Russian army attacked facilities in Khmelnytskyy Region, including a military facility. Five aircraft were disabled. In addition, fires broke out at fuel and lubricant warehouses and munitions storage facilities.

In total, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the forces and means of the air commands, in cooperation with the air defence of other components of the Ukrainian Defence Forces, destroyed 36 of 40 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and 30 of 38 Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs.

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