On the night of May 9, Russian troops launched a missile attack on Ukraine, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Sumy and Kharkov regions were attacked. Ukrainian air defense systems shot down 23 out of 25 missiles fired, according to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook.
According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the first strike was delivered around 22.00 on May 8 from carriers in the Black Sea with sea and air-based cruise missiles. Eight Kalibr cruise missiles were fired at the eastern regions of Ukraine, all eight missiles were destroyed by air defense, the report says. At 04:00 am on May 9, Russian troops launched 17 Kh-101/Kh-555 air-launched cruise missiles from four Tu-95MS strategic aircraft (Caspian region). The forces and means of air defense of the Center Air Command destroyed 14 Kh-101 / Kh-555 cruise missiles, another one was shot down in the zone of responsibility of the Yug Air Command.
The head of the Kiev city military administration, Sergei Popko, also said that 15 missiles were shot down on approach to the capital of Ukraine. Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said that one of the pieces of a downed rocket fell on a private house where a fire broke out. No harm done.
In Dnipro, fragments of a downed rocket fell on a four-story residential building, a 32-year-old woman was injured, said the head of the region, Serhiy Lysak. In total, according to him, eight missiles were fired at the Dnepropetrovsk region, all of them were shot down.
The head of the Kharkiv OVA, Oleg Sinegubov, said that on the evening of May 8, a massive missile attack was launched on the Kharkiv region of the region, “arrivals” of 6 S-300 missiles were recorded in the area with. New short. There were no casualties or damage. Another 1 S-300 missile hit in the area of the village. Solonitsevka, Kharkiv region, transport infrastructure was damaged, a fire broke out in a forest plantation. In several villages, S-300s damaged private houses.