Russians fired 25 cruise missiles at Ukraine overnight on May 9, 2023
On the night of May 8-9, Russian troops fired 25 Kalibr and Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles at Ukraine. The air defense units destroyed 23 missiles.
“The Russians attacked the territory of Ukraine with sea-launched and air-launched cruise missiles. Around 10 pm on May 8, the enemy launched eight Kalibr cruise missiles from carriers in the Black Sea, targeting the eastern regions of the country. All eight were destroyed by the air defense forces and means of the Air Command ‘East’,” Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyi posted on Telegram.
In total, Zaluzhnyi emphasized, during two waves of attacks on Ukraine on the night of May 8-9, 2023, the Russian invaders launched 25 Kalibr and Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles. Twenty-three of them were destroyed by the air defense units of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in cooperation with the components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.