Around 10:00 p.m. on 8 May, the enemy launched eight Kalibr cruise missiles from carriers in the Black Sea, targeting the country’s eastern regions. All eight were destroyed by the air defence forces and means of the Air Command “East.”

Closer to 4:00 a.m. on 9 May, the occupiers fired 17 Kh-101/Kh-555 air-launched cruise missiles from strategic aircraft – four Tu-95ms (Caspian Sea area).

War in Ukraine

The Russians attacked the territory of Ukraine with sea- and air-based cruise missiles.

The air defense forces and means of the Air Command “Centre” destroyed 14 cruise missiles; one more was downed in the area of responsibility of the Air Command “South.” A total of 15 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles were destroyed

In total, during two waves of attacks on Ukraine on the night of 8-9 May 2023, the Russian occupiers launched 25 Kalibr and Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles. Twenty-three of them were destroyed by the air defence units of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in cooperation with the components of the Defence Forces of Ukraine.

Natalia Tolub

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