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Air defense downs Russian Kh-59 missile in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

by Nate Ostiller January 28, 2024 2:40 PM 1 min read
Air defense at work in Ukraine's northeastern Sumy Oblast in the evening of Jan. 17, 2024. Photo for illustrative purposes. (Sumy Oblast Military Administration/Telegram)
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Ukrainian air defenses shot down a Russian Kh-59 guided cruise missile over the Dnipro district in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on Jan. 28, Ukraine's Eastern Air Command said.

The Suspilne news outlet reported earlier at 3:00 p.m. local time that explosions were heard in the area.

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak confirmed at 3:15 p.m. that the missile had been downed.

Lysak did not report on any damage or casualties that may have been caused by the fallen missile or its debris.

Falling debris from a downed missile injured a man in the city of Dnipro on Jan. 24, Lysak said.

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