On June 27, the Russian Ministry of Defence commented on the recent strikes at the Ukrainian capital, which targeted the military plant Artyom located in the center of Kiev. As a result of the attack, a civilian house was damaged. The Russian Ministry of Defence revealed the detail of the incident:
On June 26, the Russian Aerospace Forces struck four high-precision air-launched missiles at the workshops of the Artyom Rocket Construction Corporation in the Shevchenko district of Kiev. This enterprise produced ammunition for Ukrainian multiple rocket launchers.
According to objective control, all four missiles reached the target. The object was hit. The civilian infrastructure of the city of Kiev was not affected as a result of the use of precision weapons.
The Kiev regime attempted to intercept Russian high-precision missiles with anti-aircraft weapons stationed in the city. Ukrainian calculations of the S-300 and Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems used more than 10 anti-aircraft missiles.
Due to the lack of coupling of air defense systems and radio equipment launchers located in urban areas, two S-300 anti-aircraft missiles were shot down in the air by Ukrainian Buks. Presumably one of the downed anti-aircraft missiles fell on a residential building.
The footage from the spot shared by Ukrainian media confirmed that the destruction caused to the civilian building was likely not caused by the direct strike of the Russian precise missiles. If Russia intentionally struck the building, it would be completely destroyed. In fact, only a few apartments were seen destroyed and others were damaged by the blast.
According to Yuriy Ignat, a Ukrainian Air Force spokesman, Kiev was hit with Russian Kh-101 missiles from Tu-95 and Tu-160 aircraft which took off from Astrakhan and the launch of missiles took place over the Caspian Sea. The report of the Russian Ministry of Defence do not contradict the claims of the Ukrainian official.
Russian Kh-101 air-launched cruise missile carries a conventional 450 kg warhead, and can be equipped with high explosive, penetrating, or cluster/submunition warheads.
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