Andriy Yermak, the head of the President’s Office of Ukraine informed that at night on February 16, 2023, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles, most of which were destroyed by air defense forces. However, critical infrastructure objects were damaged.
Source: Andriy Yermak, the head of the President’s Office of Ukraine, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
“Another Russian missile attack. UAVs and rockets were launched at night. Unfortunately, there are hits in the north and west of Ukraine, as well as in the Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad regions. Russians changed their tactics somewhat. They conduct active reconnaissance, and use false targets. But the anti-aircraft defense coped with the majority of Russian missiles and UAVs,” explained the head of the President’s Office of Ukraine.
According to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russians fired 32 cruise missiles over Ukraine at night, and half of them were shot down.
“The forces and means of the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed 14 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, Kalibr and two Kh-59 guided air missiles. Unfortunately, some of the Kh-22 cruise missiles achieved their goals, hitting critical infrastructure facilities. Currently, there are no weapons capable of destroying this type of missile,” the Air Force of Ukraine noted.
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