Ukraine downs 21 out of 41 Russian missiles; some failed to reach targets, Zaluzhnyi says

Of the 41 missiles Russia fired into Ukraine on the morning of Jan. 23, 21 were shot down, Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi reported on Telegram.

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Zaluzhnyi provided details of the air raid, which included:

  • Two Kh-59 guided cruise missiles launched from Su-34 aircrafts in Russian Belgorod Oblast

  • Four S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles fired from Belgorod Oblast

  • Eight Kh-22 cruise missiles launched from Tu-22 bombers over Belgorod and Orel oblasts

  • 12 Iskander-M ballistic missiles fired from Belgorod and Voronezh oblasts

  • 15 Kh-101/Kh-555/Kh-55 cruise missiles launched by Tu-95 strategic bombers based at Russia’s Engels-2 airbase.

“Not all enemy missiles launched on ballistic trajectories reached their intended targets,” Zaluzhnyi said, adding that Ukrainian air defense had successfully intercepted many of the missiles. 

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