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Ukrainian air forces down 29 out of 30 Russia-launched targets: Kinzhal, Iskander, X missiles, drones

Only an Iskander-M missile launched from Crimea failed to be shot down. 

On the night of 12 June, the Russian army launched an attack with missiles and attack UAVs. They used 30 ground- and air-launched missiles in the attack.

The defenders managed to shoot down 29 targets. This was reported by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk.

The Russian military used:

  • four X-101/X-555 cruise missiles from Tu-95 MS strategic aircraft (launch area - Russian Saratov Region)
  • Iskander-M ballistic missile (from the territory of Crimea);
  • X-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missile (from the airspace of the Russian Tambov Region)
  • 24 Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs (launch area - Russian Yeysk and Primorsko-Akhtarsk).

"Anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force, mobile firing groups and electronic warfare equipment of the Ukrainian Defence Forces were involved in repelling the enemy air attack," Oleshchuk said.

As a result of the anti-aircraft battle, 29 air targets were shot down:

  • an X-47M2 "Kinzhal" aerial ballistic missile
  • four X-101/X-555 cruise missiles
  • 24 Shahed-131/136 strike UAVs

Thus, only the Iskander-M failed to be shot down.

Air defences were operating in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Poltava, Kharkiv, and Vinnytsya Regions.

Ukrainian air force down 29 out of 30 Russia-launched targets on 12 June
Photo: Mykola Oleshchuk/Telegram
Ukrainian air force down 29 out of 30 Russia-launched targets on 12 June

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