The Russians attacked the Trypilska TPP with Kh-69 missiles. Ukrainians learn to beat them

Liza Brovko

The Russian occupiers attacked the Trypilska TPP in the Kyiv region on the night of April 11 with new Kh-69 missiles. The Defense Forces of Ukraine are studying methods to shoot them down. Most likely, these missiles can be shot down from Patriot systems.

This was reported by the spokesman of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces Ilya Yevlash on the air of the telethon.

According to him, the Russians produced the parts for the Kh-69 missiles last year. Presumably, Russian troops have already used the Kh-69 for attacks on Ukraine. However, this is considered a new goal for the Ukrainian military.

"Russia is constantly trying to make new missiles. But everything depends on the success of their production, how quickly the Russians will be able to provide themselves with various semiconductors, chips, microcircuits, etc.," Yevlash added.

An Air Force spokesman suggested that the Kh-69 missiles would be able to be shot down by the Patriot air defense systems, as they were able to handle more sophisticated types of missiles, such as the “Kinzhal” and “Zircon”.

The profile publication Defense Express describes the Kh-69 as a subsonic cruise missile for tactical aircraft, in particular for the Russian Su-34 and Su-35. Sources of the publication reported that when the Trypilska TPP was hit, the launch range of the missile reached 400 kilometers, which exceeded the known estimates of the Kh-69ʼs range of 300 kilometers. Another feature of the rocket is the possibility of ultra-low flight at a height of 20 meters.

  • On the night of April 11, Russia launched a massive missile and drone attack on Ukraine. Then the missiles hit the Trypilska TPP. "Centerenergo" stated that the station was completely destroyed, and the destruction was large-scale. There was a big fire in the turbine shop. The power company lost 100% of generation.
  • The Trypilska TPP is the most powerful power plant in the Kyiv region and one of the largest in Ukraine. The company is the largest supplier of electricity in Kyiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions.