Ukraine, massive Russian missile attack. Kiev and other cities hit 09/07/2024 | Tommaso Massa

On July 8, Russia conducted a massive missile attack against targets in Kiev and other Ukrainian Oblasts.

The capital city was hit by at least 5 missiles, including 1 Kh-101 that hit a building of the children's hospital complex in Okhmatdyt (located in the immediate vicinity of the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure), and 3 other unidentified missiles that hit and severely damaged the Artem (Defence sector company) plant, both located in the Shevchenkivs'kyi district.

Further damages, probably due to debris from Russian missiles intercepted by Ukrainian anti-aircraft fire, occurred in the Dniprovskyi, Holosiivskyi and Solomyanskyi districts. The energy company DTEK also reported that three electrical substations were destroyed, without specifying whether due to debris or other missiles that had reached the target.

According to pro-Russian sources, the Zhulyany airport was also hit, but there is no evidence of this at the moment. In the raid, targets were also hit in Kryvyi Rih and Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast), where the airport near Aviatorske seems to have been targeted, and in Donetsk Oblast, in Kramatorsk (Novokramatorsk metalworking plant), in Slovyansk, and in Pokrovsk (light vehicle depot).

The last Russian attack against Kiev was about a month ago (7 June), when a single target was hit, while the last massive attack against targets throughout Ukraine was on 8 May (55 missiles and 21 SHAHED-136 drones).

In today's raid, according to numbers provided by the Ukrainian Air Force, the Russians allegedly launched 38 missiles, 30 of which were intercepted by Ukrainian air defences: 13 Kh-101 cruise missiles (11 intercepted), 14 KALIBR cruise missiles (12 shot down), 2 Kh-22, and 3 Kh-59 (all intercepted). The numbers provided by the Kiev Air Force, however, do not tally with the number of targets hit, even taking into account only those confirmed.

Share on: