Russia fired 81 missiles at Ukraine overnight, says Ukrainian military chief

Three Russian rockets launched from Russia’s Belgorod region are seen at dawn in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 9. (Vadim Belikov/AP)

Russia fired 81 missiles of various types overnight Thursday as it launched another deadly attack on Ukraine, Ukraine’s army chief said.

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi, said the missiles targeted critical infrastructure.

The missiles included:

  • 28 X-101/X-555 air-launched cruise missiles;
  • 20 Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles;
  • 6 X-22 air-launched cruise missiles;
  • 6 X-47 Kinzhal air-launched cruise missiles;
  • 8 guided aircraft missiles – 2 X-31P and 6 X-59;
  • 13 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles.

In addition, eight Iranian-made Shahed-136/131 drone launches were carried out, he said.

He said Ukrainian forces destroyed 34 out of 48 X-101/X-555, “Kalibr” cruise missiles, eight X-31P and X-59 guided missiles and four drones.

The strikes killed at least five people in the western city of Lviv, and injuries were reported in Kyiv, officials said.


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