Air defenses in action on approaches to Kyiv as Russia launches cruise missiles

Air defenses in action on approaches to Kyiv as Russia launches cruise missiles

During a large-scale air alert that was activated across multiple regions of Ukraine on the night of August 27, the Kyiv authorities reported that Ukraine’s air defense forces were engaging incoming targets on the approaches to the Ukrainian capital.

This is reported by Ukrinform with reference to the Kyiv City Military Administration, Ukrinform reports.

Earlier, the KCMA confirmed that the air raid alert in the capital went off due to the launch of cruise missiles by Tu-95MS strategic aircraft.

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"According to tentative reports, Kh-101/555 type missiles were launched. Remain in shelters until the air raid alert is called off," said Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv City Military Administration.

It should be recalled that overnight Sunday, August 27, Russia’s Tu-95 strategic bombers launched missiles of the Kh-101/555/55 type from the Caspian direction.

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