Russian Air Defenses Foiled Massive Ukrainian Missile, Drone Attack Overnight (Videos)

Russian Air Defenses Foiled Massive Ukrainian Missile, Drone Attack Overnight (Videos)

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Russian air defense foiled overnight a large-scale Ukrainian attack with ballistic missiles and suicide drones that targeted the Crimean Peninsula as well as the regions of Belgorod and Krasnodar.

The attack began in the late hours of May 18 when Kiev forces launched a Soviet-made Tochka-U tactical ballistic missile at Belgorod. However, the missile was intercepted, according to a statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

In the early hours of May 19, the ministry reported the interception of several American-made MGM-140 ATACMS missiles and dozens of drones over Russian territory.

“On duty air defense systems destroyed nine ATACMS tactical missiles and one UAV [unmanned aerial vehicles] over the territory of the Republic of Crimea,” the ministry said in a statement. “Three UAVs were destroyed over the territory of the Belgorod region, 57 UAVs were destroyed and intercepted over the territory of the Krasnodar region,” the ministry reported.

Another drone launched by Kiev forces was intercepted over Belgorod later on in the, the ministry said in a separate statement.

Only light material losses were reported in Crimea and Belgorod. However, local officials in Krasnodar said that six drones crashed onto an oil refinery in Slavyansk. Later, the Interfax news agency said the refinery halted work after the drone attack.

Last week, Ukraine esclated attacks on Russian territory firing more than a dozen ballistic missile as well as more than one hundred aerial and seaborn suicide drones on targets Crimea and several other regions. Most of the projectiles were intercepted by Russian air defenses.

This escalation by Kiev forces comes on the backdrop of a series of defeats on the battlefield, mainly in the directions of Donetsk and Khakiv.

Russia will certainly respond to recent Ukrainian attacks. A massive missile and drone strike on military and energy infrastructure is the most likely scenario.


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Ukraine is no more

congratulations to oinkrainians, they managed to destroy their nation for the pretenses of british and american swine

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BoJo the Chimp

vainglorious bastards that we be.

jenski holmchuk

my gay potato say i senile

efihenya jensova holmenko

where is this cuck of a husband when you need him, now i have to clean this mess myself


nice one, miss ofihenya :)

V2 for Victory

someone knows how many atacms were fired last week?? 12 seems to me too few, just when they destroied the migs over that airfield in crimea it was said about 12, so they must be many more now.

Franklin Hilliard

i hope russia is ramping up production of anti-aircraft and-anti-drone defences.