Ukrainian military says it downed 7 of 14 missiles, all drones in Russian attack


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  • Friday, 14 Jun 2024

KYIV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian military said on Friday its forces downed seven of 14 missiles and all 17 drones launched by Russia in overnight attacks in the west of the country.

Russian forces targeted critical infrastructure and military objects during the raid, air force spokesperson Illia Yevlash said on national television.

The Ukrainian military destroyed 11 aerial targets over the western region of Khmelnytskyi, according to the governor. One attack started a fire on infrastructure but no casualties were reported.

Air defence shot down seven of 10 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, the Ukrainian military said.

Russia also launched three Iskander-M ballistic missiles, targeting Zaporizhzhia region, and one Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missile in its attack, according to Yevlash.

"(Kinzhal) headed for Khmelnytskyi region where it did not reach its target," he said.

Zaporizhzhia's governor said a missile struck an open area with no damage nor casualties immediately reported.

The air force also destroyed five drones over the Dnipropetrovsk region, its governor said, with no reports of damage or casualties.

Russian aerial attacks this spring dealt significant damage to Ukraine's critical infrastructure.

(Reporting by Anastasiia Malenko; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Angus MacSwan)

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