Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces: At night, air defense shot down 55 of 63 Shahed and 37 of 88 missiles

Kostia Andreikovets

On the night of March 22, Russian troops launched 151 missiles and kamikaze drones across Ukraine. Air defense shot down 55 Shahed drones and 37 missiles, including 35 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles and two Kh-59 anti-aircraft missiles.

This is reported by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In total, the enemy launched:

  • 63 attack UAVs of the Shahed type (Primorsko-Akhtarsk launch area, Russia);
  • 12 "Iskander-M" ballistic missiles (Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, Crimea);
  • 40 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles (from 13 Tu-95MS strategic bombers, Caspian Sea area);
  • 5 Kh-22 cruise missiles (from 5 Tu-22M3 bombers, Rostov region of the Russian Federation);
  • 7 Kh-47M2 "Kinzhal" aeroballistic missiles (from ten MiG-31K, Tambov region of the Russian Federation);
  • 2 Kh-59 guided air missiles (from two Su-30 (Su-34), from the Zaporizhzhia region);
  • 22 S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles (Belgorod, Kursk region of the Russian Federation).

On the night of March 22, the Russians massively attacked the energy sector of Ukraine. There is a hit in the largest hydroelectric power plant — the Dnipro HPP (Zaporizhzhia). There is no threat of a breakthrough. There were also strikes on energy facilities in Kharkiv, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia and Odesa regions.