General Staff names main targets of Russian missile strikes on Ukraine
Missile attacks by Russian terrorist forces are aimed at logistics, oil and gas supply facilities in Ukraine. Since the beginning of June, the enemy has used 140 missiles of various types, as well as 255 attack UAVs.
This was announced today at a briefing at the Military Media Center by Brigadier General Oleksiy Hromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He noted that Ukrainian air defence systems destroyed 74 per cent of cruise missiles and 55 per cent of attack UAVs used by the enemy.
The brigadier general stressed that, given the ongoing missile attacks, our air defence forces are becoming increasingly stronger, in particular thanks to modern weapons and military equipment provided by our partners.
On the night of June 15, the defenders of the sky repelled another Russian attack on Ukrainian cities. The air defence forces managed to shoot down one cruise missile, 20 Shahed-136/131 drones and another enemy reconnaissance UAV.
Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, explained that Russia has started to launch massive attacks on Ukraine more often as it has accumulated a stockpile of missiles. Now Russia is launching combined attacks. In particular, the invaders are launching more kamikaze drones and fewer missiles across Ukraine. At the same time, the frequency of attacks has increased.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the spokeswoman for the Southern Ukrainian Defence Forces, Natalia Gumenyuk, said that the intensity of enemy shelling in southern Ukraine had decreased somewhat, partly because the Russian military had to withdraw and rebuild in new defensive positions. At the same time, the occupiers concentrated their attacks on the rear regions.