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Ihnat explains why 18 out of 24 Russian missiles were shot down at night

All enemy drones were eliminated. 

Ihnat explains why 18 out of 24 Russian missiles were shot down at night
Spokesman of the Air Force Command Col Yuriy Ihnat
Photo: Anna Steshenko

During the combined night attack on Ukraine, the enemy used X-101/X-555/X-55/X-22 cruise missiles and Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. 

This was reported by the spokesman for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ihnat during a national telethon, Ukrinform reports.

"Today there was a large number of ballistic missiles fired at the territory of Ukraine. These are both Kinzhals and missiles that enter the target by ballistics, that is, an X-22 missile, 6 Iskanders, S-300 and S-400 missiles - all of which fly along a ballistic route. Such targets can only be shot down by means that can do so. As for the X-101 missiles, these are systems such as Patriot. The percentage of hits remains the same as it was. I would like to shoot down more of them, but 18 out of 24 is also a good result, given the number of air attack weapons the enemy is launching at Ukraine," Ihnat said.

He said that during the night attack, 100% of enemy drones of the Shahed-136/131 type were destroyed. 

Ihnat also noted that the number of enemy air attack means has decreased slightly recently. 

"On 29 December, there were 158 air attack means, then 134, and now we have 59," he said. 

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