Ukrainian air defense shot down 34 missiles and four UAVs

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Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny reported how the Russian troops attacked Ukraine on the night of March 9.

“This night, the enemy launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. He made 81 launches of missiles of various bases:

– 28 launches of Kh-101/Kh-555 air-launched cruise missiles;
– 20 launches of Caliber sea-based cruise missiles;
— 6 launches of X-22 air-launched cruise missiles;
— 6 launches of Kh-47 Kinzhal air-launched cruise missiles;
– 8 launches of guided aircraft missiles: 2 – Kh-31P; 6 – X-59;
-13 launches of S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles.

In addition, 8 launches of Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs were carried out,” the commander-in-chief reports.

Zaluzhny notes that a significant part of the missiles and drones fired at Ukraine was destroyed.

“The forces and means of the 3C Air Force of Ukraine, in cooperation with units of other Composite Defense Forces of Ukraine, out of 48 Kh-101 / Kh-555, Caliber cruise missiles, destroyed 34 cruise missiles, as well as 4 Shahed-136/131 UAVs. As a result of organized counteraction, 8 Kh-31P and Kh-59 guided air missiles did not reach their goals,” the message says.