VALENTYNA ROMANENKO – WEDNESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2022, 16:16
The defence forces of Ukraine shot down four out of six cruise missiles launched by the occupiers and a dozen kamikaze drones as of 15:30 of 19 October.
Source: Ukrainian Air Command, on Telegram
Details: The Air Force reported that at 12:05 on 19 October, the Russians attacked Ukraine from the northeast using strategic aircraft. Six X-101/X-555 cruise missiles were launched from Tu-95 and Tu-160 missile carriers.
One missile was destroyed by fighter aircraft and another by an anti-aircraft missile unit within the operational area of Air Command Tsentr (Centre) in Kyiv and Vinnytsia oblasts.
Two more missiles were shot down by the air defence of the Ground Forces in Chernihiv Oblast.
Simultaneously with the missile attack, the Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine using Shahed-136 kamikaze drones from the north, in particular from the territory of Belarus.
Air Command reported that as of 15:30 on 19 October, 10 kamikaze drones [barrage munitions] were destroyed by the air defence of Air Command Tsentr (Centre).