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Russia again launches strikes on Kyiv with long-range bombers, but air defenses thwart missiles

Missile traces
Missile traces

All of the missiles Russia launched in the direction of Kyiv on the morning of Dec. 8 were destroyed, the capital’s military administration has reported on Telegram.

After a long pause of 79 days, Russia resumed strikes with cruise missiles from Tu-95MS strategic bombers, announced city governor Serhiy Popko.

Preliminary reports indicate that about ten bombers launched X-101/555/55 cruise missiles not far from the town of Engels, in Russia’s Saratov Oblast.

The air raid alert in the Ukrainian capital lasted almost two hours. But not a single enemy missile reached the city – all were destroyed by air defenses on their approach to the capital.

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There is no information about casualties or damage from fallen missile debris.

An air raid alert was declared in a number of regions across Ukraine on Dec. 8. The Ukrainian Air Force reported that Russians had launched cruise missiles from Tu-95MS strategic bombers.

Overnight, the Russians also attacked the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. There were six missile strikes, Kharkiv regional governor Oleg Synegubov said. The missiles hit the city’s Kholodnohirskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts.

According to preliminary reports, the Russians attacked the city with S-300 missiles.

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