The Russian missile that hit an apartment block in Dnipro on Saturday was “little question” a Kh-22 missile, the Air Drive Command of the Ukranian Armed forces stated Sunday on its Fb web page.
“[A] Radar detected the approximate launch web site, altitude, and flight velocity. There isn’t any doubt that it was an X-22 [Kh-22] missile,” it stated.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine lack the firepower capabilities for capturing down such a missile. Because the starting of Russia’s navy aggression, greater than 210 missiles of this sort have been launched on the territory of Ukraine. None of them have been shot down by our air protection techniques,” the publish added.
Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian air pressure, stated the Kh-22 “was fired from a Tu-22M3 long-range bomber, launched from the world close to Kursk and the Sea of Azov.”
“There have been a complete of 5 launches of those missiles,” Ihnat stated.
Talking of Saturday’s assault, Ihnat stated: “They hit with such a missile a densely populated metropolis with individuals, girls, youngsters. There isn’t any clarification and justification for this terrorist act.”
Initially designed as an anti-ship missile, the Kh-22 is an older and fewer correct weapon than most trendy missiles. However Western analysts say it is just correct to a radius of about 500 meters (about 1,600 ft).
CNN reported final June that it was additionally a Kh-22 that hit a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine.
The Russian Protection Ministry stated the goal in June was a facility that repaired navy automobiles, which was a number of hundred meters from the procuring heart. At the least 18 individuals have been killed in that assault.
The dying toll from the Russian missile strike on an house block in Dnipro rose to twenty on Sunday, the day after missiles and explosions have been heard throughout the nation.
At the least 73 individuals have been wounded within the assault on the nine-story house constructing, together with 4 who’re in important situation, Valentyn Reznichenko, the top of the Dnipropetrovsk regional navy administration stated.