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Air Force: Ukraine downs 8 Russian missiles overnight, electronic countermeasures defend against 20 other weapons

by Elsa Court January 13, 2024 11:56 AM 1 min read
A fragment of the tail part of Kh-101 missile at an exhibition showing remains of missiles and drones that Russia used to attack Kyiv on May 12, 2023. (Oleksii Samsonov /Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Ukrainian air defenses shot down eight missiles launched by Russia overnight and interrupted the trajectories of over 20 other weapons using electromagnetic countermeasures, the Air Force reported on Jan. 13.

According to the Air Force, Russia used 37 missiles, including six Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, and three attack drones to target regions across Ukraine in a mass attack on the morning of Jan. 13. One person was reported injured in Sumy Oblast.

Air defense forces shot down seven Kh-101 cruise missiles and one Kh-59 guided cruise missile. The Air Force believes Russia launched as many as 12 Kh-101 missiles and four Kh-59 missiles.

More than 20 other weapons "did not reach their targets as a result of active countermeasures by means of electronic warfare," the Air Force said.

"The "unparalleled" Russian missiles are getting worse and worse and fly wildly," the Air Force said, but reiterated this does not mean they do not pose a threat.

Missiles were downed in regions across the country. In central Ukraine, a missile was shot down over Kremenchuk in Poltava Oblast, damaging a building, but no casualties were reported. The rocket had not exploded, Governor Filip Pronin said.

In Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Governor Serhii Lysak reported that "two enemy missiles are now scrap metal" after two cruise missiles were downed over the district of Kryvyi Rih.

In Khmelnytskyi Oblast in the west of Ukraine, the local authorities said that a missile was downed above the region and that "critical infrastructure and the civilian population were not affected."

Chernihiv Oblast Governor Vyacheslav Chaus confirmed that air defense had been at work in the region and that Russia's attack had caused damage in an unspecified location.

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