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Ukraine’s military says it shot down 47 of 55 Russian missiles launched on Thursday

The air defense of Ukraine shot down 47 missiles out of a total of 55 launched by Russia on Thursday in a new “massive” attack, said the head of the Ukrainian armed forces, Valery Zaluzhny.

“The Federation of Russia today launched a massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. The enemy launched 55 missiles” from the air and sea, Zaluzhny said, on Telegram, adding that his forces “destroyed 47 cruise missiles, 20 of them in the capital area”.

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The head of the Ukrainian armed forces specified that three of the unshot down Russian missiles failed to hit their target, which means that, according to him, only five of them fell in the place intended by the Russian forces.

The Ukrainian air force specified on its Telegram channel that among the 55 “high-precision” missiles there were two of the KH-47 Kinjal type and four KH-59, launched from Mig-31 and Su-35 aircraft respectively.

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According to the same source, the bombardments were also carried out from Tupolev-75 fighters, located further away from the Caspian Sea, and from Russian submarines, located in the Black Sea.

Source: Elcomercio

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