Ukrainian Air Force destroyed first Tu-22M3 bomber and Kh-22 missiles

The Ukrainian Air Force, in cooperation with the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, for the first time downed a Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber, a carrier of Kh-22 cruise missiles, and intercepted 2 Kh-22 missiles.

This was reported by Ukrainian Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk on Telegram.

Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence claims that the Tu-22M3 was downed 300 km away from the Ukrainian border.

In general, Ukrainian defenders intercepted 29 targets (out of 36 launched), including:

  • 2 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles;
  • 14 Shahed-131/136 attack drones;
  • 11 Kh-59/Kh-69 guided aerial missiles;
  • 2 Kh-22 cruise missiles.

“Ukraine needs more means and more missiles to better protect the frontline areas from Russian terrorism,” the commander still stressed.

On the night of April 19, Friday, the Russians launched a combined attack on Ukraine with missiles of different types. In Dnipro, a 5-floor residential building and a train station were hit, the death toll in the oblast has reached 8.

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