• 02/03/2024 15:05

Ukrainian Armed Forces shoot down 85% of cruise missiles and attack drones of the Russian Federation – Oleshchuk

Since February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian Defense Forces have destroyed 1,709 missiles of various types.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces shoot down 85% of cruise missiles and attack drones of the Russian Federation, - Oleshchuk

Since February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian Defense Forces have destroyed 1,709 missiles of various types. This was announced by the commander of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Nikolai Oleshchuk.

Among them:

  • X-101/555/55: released – 1360, destroyed – 1045;
  • “Caliber”: released – 834, destroyed – 397;
  • “Iskander-K”: – released 154, destroyed – 62;
  • attack drones “ Shahed-136/131”: released – 3940, destroyed – 3095.

According to Oleschuk, the percentage of downing cruise missiles and attack drones is currently about 85%.

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“At the beginning of 2023, we received the first “Patriot” and the ability to destroy “ballistics”. Now we have already destroyed 15 aeroballistic Kh-47M2 Kinzhal and dozens of enemy ballistic missiles,” he noted.

The Air Force Commander said that “several brilliant operations were carried out to destroy Russian aircraft that were terrorizing Ukrainians” with guided bombs and other means of destruction.”

In total, 329 enemy aircraft and 324 helicopters have been destroyed since the beginning of the invasion.

During this time, Air Force aviation made more than 16,000 sorties: 7,600 for fire engagement and 8,600 for fighter air cover.

“In 2024, we will receive Western aircraft, more bombs and missiles of American, British and French production. This will help us fight the enemy, liberate our land, clear our sky and sea of ​​Russian rubbish,” concluded Oleschuk. . In total, the enemy fired 158 targets.

  • The President of Moldova called for strengthening Ukrainian air defense.
  • Japan also expressed support for Ukraine. “In the face of a brutal enemy, Japan's support for Ukraine is unwavering,” it said.
  • US President Joe Biden also responded to Russia's massive missile attack on Ukraine on December 29 and called on Congress to rush to help our country. li>

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