The Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that the night attack on Zaporozhye was carried out from the occupied Melitopol and Berdyansk, 4 Kh-22 cruise missiles were fired from the Tu-22M3 aircraft, as well as 2 Kh-59 missiles from the Su-35. In addition, the city was fired from the S-300 air defense system, 16 missiles were fired. Typically, the S-300 is used against targets in the air, but in July, reports began to appear that the Russian military was hitting ground targets from installations, in particular, in Nikolaev.
According to the report of the Ukrainian military, from 00.30 on October 9, six Tu-22M3 bombers were found that took off from the Ryazan airport, as well as seven Su-35s that took off from the Marinovka airport in the Rostov region.
There was almost no information in the Russian media about the nighttime bombardment of residential buildings in Zaporozhye. The mention of the city appeared only at 15:00 (Moscow time) in the report of the Ministry of Defense. It is reported that "high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces struck at the points of temporary deployment of units of foreign mercenaries" Foreign Legion "on the island of Khortytsya and the special forces brigade" Bars "of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine near the city of Zaporozhye."
At the time of publication, at least 12 dead are known, six of them are children. This is the second blow to Zaporozhye in a week. The city remains under the control of Kyiv, despite the fact that the region is annexed by Russia. On October 6, at least 4 rockets hit the city.