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Military: Russian cruise missile shot down over Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk December 25, 2023 6:44 PM 1 min read
A missile's remnants lie collected after a missile strike on August 15, 2023 in Lviv, Ukraine. (Photo used for illustrative purposes only) (Photo by Stanislav Ivanov/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian Kh-59 cruise missile over the Kryvyi Rih district of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on Dec. 25, Ukraine's Operational Command East said in a statement.

Ukraine's Air Force announced the cruise missile was flying in Kryvyi Rih direction at 3:39 p.m. local time. The air raid siren was over for the oblast seven minutes later.

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak later confirmed that the missile was shot down over the Kryvyi Rih district on Telegram.

Ukraine’s military shot down 28 out of 31 Shahed-type drones and two missiles launched by Russia overnight on Dec. 25, the Air Force wrote.

The Southern Defense Forces also reported destroying a Kh-59 missile and a Kh-31P anti-radar missile launched by Russian forces in the overnight attacks.

Explosions reported in Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Kropyvnytskyi
Russia attacked Kropyvnytskyi with ballistic missiles from Russian-occupied Crimea, Air Force spokesperson Yurii Ihnat said on national television. A Russian missile was shot down near Dnipro, according to Governor Serhii Lysak.
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