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“Russia launched a fresh wave of missile strikes on Ukraine in the morning Thursday, killing at least one person, hours after an overnight drone attack, while heavy fighting continues unabated in the east, where Moscow’s forces have been increasing pressure on Ukrainian defenders…” Jan 26, 2023: https://www.voanews.com/a/6934719.html
This Russian attack was planned well in advance. Recall that Germany refused to agree to send tanks until yesterday. It’s more likely that Germany and the US agreed because intel said the attack was coming: “The Guardian view on Germany and Ukraine: a fateful hesitation” Editorial Sun 22 Jan 2023 18.30 GMT “Last week’s decision not to commit western tanks against Russia will be seen in Moscow as proof of European weakness…. Last week’s decision not to commit western tanks against Russia will be seen in Moscow as proof of European weakness” Read: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/22/the-guardian-view-on-germany-and-ukraine-a-fateful-hesitation
Notice that Russia only had a 9% success rate with its missiles. Ukraine destroyed 47 of 55 (85%) and 3 missed their targets.
As reported by the Commander-in-Chief of the [Ukrainian] Armed Forces:
“The terrorist state of the Russian Federation launched a massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine today.
The enemy launched 55 air and sea-based missiles (X-101, X-555, X-47 “Kinzhal”, “Kalibr”, X-59) from Tu-95, Su-35, MiG-31 K aircraft and ships from the water area Black Sea.
The forces and means of air defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed 47 cruise missiles, 20 of them in the area of the capital. In addition, three of the four Kh-59 guided air missiles did not reach their targets.
The goal of the Russians remains the same – psychological pressure on Ukrainians and the destruction of critical infrastructure.
But we cannot be broken!
Thank you to the military personnel who keep the sky above
Ukraine! @CinCAFU” https://t.me/CinCAFU/363
Ukraine seems to have shot down approxmiately 63% of the Iranian drones:
“In Kyiv region, five residential buildings damaged by enemy drones
PHOTOS 26.01.2023 15:20 https://www.ukrinform.net
“Five residential buildings and seven other objects and structures were damaged in Kyiv region as a result of the Russian drone attack in the early hours of Thursday. That’s according to the Head of Kyiv Region Police Dapartment Andriy Nebytov, Ukrinform reports.
“We received 38 reports of enemy drone sightings during the overnight attack. Air defense forces managed to shoot down some of the Shaheds, while at the same time we are also recording damage to civilian infrastructure due to hits,” said Nebytov. As a result of the attack, five residential buildings and seven other objects and structures were damaged. More than 40 vehicles also sustained damage. There are no casualties. Police are inspecting the scenes of the strikes, recording the aftermath of the attack. Nebytov calls on citizens not to ignore air raid alert signals and to immediately take shelter in case they go off. As Ukrinform reported, this night the Ukrainian forces destroyed all 24 Iranian-made kamikaze drones, which Russia launched at Ukraine. Serhiy Popko, head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, reported that nearly 15 enemy drones were shot down over the capital”.
See more here: https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3659849-in-kyiv-region-five-residential-buildings-damaged-by-enemy-drones-overnight-wednesday.html
This seems to have been the initial report:
“Ukrainian defenders destroy all 24 Shahed drones launched by Russians”
26.01.2023 06:42 “The Ukrainian military destroyed all 24 Iranian-made kamikaze drones, which Russia used to attack Ukraine overnight”. https://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-ato/3659480-ukrainian-defenders-destroy-all-24-shahed-drones-launched-by-russians.html
“Russia launched a fresh wave of missile strikes on Ukraine in the morning Thursday, killing at least one person, hours after an overnight drone attack, while heavy fighting continues unabated in the east, where Moscow’s forces have been increasing pressure on Ukrainian defenders…
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said one person was killed and two others were wounded in a strike on the capital and urged residents to stay in shelters.
“As a result of a rocket hitting a nonresidential building in the Holosiyiv district, we have information about one dead and two wounded. The wounded were hospitalized,” he said.
Serhiy Popko, the head of Kyiv’s military administration, said more than a dozen missiles were destroyed above the capital by air defenses.
“The enemy launched more than 15 cruise missiles in the direction of Kyiv. Thanks to the excellent work of air defense, all air targets were shot down,” he said.
Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, wrote on Telegram, “the first Russian missiles have already been shot down,” without specifying the locations.
Two energy facilities were hit by Russian missiles in the southern region of Odesa, local authorities said.
“There is already information about damage done to two critical energy infrastructure facilities in Odesa. There are no injured. Air-defense forces are working over the Odesa region,” the head of the region’s military administration, Yuriy Kruk, wrote on social media.
The central region of Vinnitsya was also targeted by Russian missiles, said Serhiy Borzov, the head of the regional military administration, adding that there were no casualties.
Earlier, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Military said its forces destroyed 24 drones, including 15 over Kyiv, that Russia launched in overnight attacks….” https://www.voanews.com/a/6934719.html
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