On the night of September 21, the Russians launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine. The air defense managed to destroy 36 of the 43 missiles launched.
“On the night of September 21, 2023, at about 3.40, the Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 air-launched cruise missiles.
The rockets were launched in several waves. They entered Ukrainian airspace from different directions, constantly changing course along the route.
As a result of combat work by the forces and means of the Air Force in cooperation with the air defense of the Defense Forces, 36 cruise missiles were destroyed.
Anti-aircraft missile forces, fighter aircraft, the Air Force, units of mobile fire groups of the Ukrainian Defense Forces and other means were used to repel the strike.
In addition, at about 6.00 am, the enemy launched an attack on Kharkov with S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles,” the Air Force said in a statement.