Russian Air Defense Downs 5 Storm Shadow Missiles, 75 Ukrainian Drones in Past Day
12:13 GMT 21.09.2023 (Updated: 13:24 GMT 21.09.2023)
© AP Photo / Lewis JolyThe Storm Shadow cruise missile is on display during the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Monday, June 19, 2023. France will deliver deep-strike missiles to Ukraine as part of increased efforts to help with the Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russian forces, President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday July 11, 2023 at the NATO summit in Vilnius. France has been weighing whether to send Scalp missiles, the equivalent of the British Storm Shadow missiles, to Ukraine.
© AP Photo / Lewis Joly
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian air defense systems have shot down five Storm Shadow cruise missiles and the record 75 Ukrainian drones over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
"Air defense systems shot down five Storm Shadow long-range cruise missiles, four HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, and a HARM anti-radar missile. In addition, 75 unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed," the ministry said in a statement.
In total, since the beginning of the special operation, 475 Ukrainian military aircraft, 249 helicopters, 7020 unmanned aerial vehicles, 438 anti-aircraft missile systems, 12016 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1154 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 6473 field artillery and mortars, as well as 13281 units of special military vehicle equipment, have been destroyed.