Multiple Kh-22 missiles launched from Tu-22MZ destroyed the base of the 831st tactical aviation brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Myrhhorod, Poltava Oblast.
The air base of the 831st tactical aviation brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Myrhhorod, Poltava region, was destroyed by a precise strike of Kh-22 missiles launched by Tu-22MZ strategic bomber.
KH-22, a large, long-range cruise missile developed by the Soviet Union to target U.S. Navy aircraft carriers with a conventional or nuclear warhead.
According to Ukrainian sources, as a result of four strikes, there was serious damage, while the aircraft used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to strike with AGM-88A anti-radar missiles did not even save the special concrete shelters in which the aircraft were located.
It is known that Russian tactical air strikes were launched this afternoon, while a number of sources claim that during the attack, air raid balls were activated after the first strikes were delivered, which indicates the fact that Ukraine not only cannot shoot down similar missiles, but is also not capable of detecting them, which is primarily due to the fact that Kh-22 missiles are capable of reaching speeds of more than 4 thousand km / h, to combat which even NATO countries do not have air defense systems.
At the moment, it remains unknown how many aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force were destroyed as a result of the strikes, however, before that, there was information that 4 MiG-29 fighters were modernized for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, capable of launching American cruise missiles AGM-88.
Earlier it was reported that the United States expects strikes on decision-making centers in Ukraine within the next 24 hours.
The United States has warned Ukraine that in response to the provocative and threatening actions of the Ukrainian military, decision-making centers may be hit. Russia has repeatedly reported strikes on decision-making centers, and against the backdrop of incessant drone attacks on Crimea, Russia can really give a tough response to Kyiv.
“American and Ukrainian intelligence have warned their citizens that Russia is likely to launch strikes on decision-making centers in Ukraine in the near future. Moreover, the US intelligence community and the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine did this simultaneously, which indicates the consistency of their actions , ”the Reporter reports.
Experts note that it is the decision-making centers that are responsible for the escalation in the Donbas, including the last strike on the DPR administration building, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Crimea, etc, and in the territory controlled by Russia.