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Air Force: 36 out of 43 Russian missiles downed

by Elsa Court and The Kyiv Independent news desk September 21, 2023 10:27 AM 1 min read
The damage from a Russian missile strike on a market in Cherkasy on Sept. 21, 2023. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine / Telegram).
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Russia launched 43 missiles during the mass wave of attacks on Ukraine this morning, the Air Force reported on Sept. 21.

Ukrainian fighter jets and air defense systems destroyed 36 of the missiles.  

Russia used 10 Tu-95 planes to launch the Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles, starting at around 3:40 a.m. local time, the Air Force said.

The missiles were launched in multiple waves, entering Ukrainian airspace from different directions and then changing their course in an attempt to evade air defense systems.

The Air Force added that Russia also attacked Kharkiv with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, injuring two people.

In Kherson, two people were killed and five others were injured in an attack that hit a dormitory building, Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported.

In total, at least 26 people were injured across Ukraine, with damage from strikes reported in western Lviv and Rivne oblasts.

Russia launches mass wave of missile attacks, 2 killed, 26 injured
Russia launched a mass wave of missile attacks on Ukraine early on the morning of Sept. 21, killing two people and injuring at least 26 others.Air raid alerts were activated at around 4 a.m. in many Ukrainian oblasts and in the city of Kyiv.
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