Russia fires record 70 missiles on Ukraine March 26, only 8 hit targets

Russia fires record 70 missiles on Ukraine March 26, only 8 hit targets

On Saturday, March 26, Russia fired at least 70 missiles on targets across Ukraine, which is a record number since the launch of a full-scale invasion on February 24.

That’s according to The Insider outlet, Ukrinform reports.

"On March 26, Russia fired a record number of missiles on the territory of Ukraine, according to The Insider, based on data from its sources. Fifty-two missiles were fired from Black Sea Fleet warships in Sevastopol and at least 18 – from Belarus," the outlet wrote.

According to estimates by The Insider, the total cost of these missiles exceeds $340 million in direct production costs (2020 prices). Taking into account logistical costs, Russia spent  up to half a billion dollars just on those fired by warships.

At the same time, Ukraine's air defense also set its own record for the missiles shot down in one day: of at least 70 missiles fired by Russia, only eight engaged their targets.

Read also: Russia launched two missiles on Odesa - none hit the target

As reported, the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Maksym Kozytsky said Russian troops launched two missile strikes on an oil depot and defense plant in Lviv. Fires broke out at both sites. Five people were injured.

The President’s spokesman, Serhiy Nikiforov, is confident that Russia's missiles will be hitting targets closer to NATO borders if Russia isn’t stopped on Ukrainian territory.

On February 24, Russia launched a new phase of the war against Ukraine, with the enemy massively shelling and bombing peaceful Ukrainian towns and villages.

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