This attack was exceptional in its massiveness, – the press secretary of the KMVA told the details of the night shelling
On the night of May 16, Russia carried out a massive air attack on the territory of Ukraine. The main blow fell on the capital – the city of Kyiv.
This was the 8th air attack since the beginning of May. This time, the enemy used cruise missiles, kamikaze drones, and ballistic missiles. This was reported to Channel 24 by CMBA speaker Mikhail Shamanov.
The largest number of missiles in a short period of time
According to him, this attack was exceptional in its density and massiveness. This was the largest number of missiles fired in a short period of time. According to preliminary information, the vast majority of air targets were detected and destroyed.
“There was a fall of fragments of rockets in Svyatoshinsky, Solomensky, Darnytsky, Shevchenkovsky and Obolonsky districts. The greatest damage was in the Solomensky district – a non-residential building caught fire, fragments damaged civilian cars. There is no information about the victims,” Shamanov said.
The speaker of the CMVA once again urged the people of Kiev not to ignore the air raid alert. If possible, go down into cover or follow the rules of two walls. He also warned not to remove the work of the air defense forces. Any photo or video of the work of the air defense forces is a gift to the enemy and a threat to the lives of our defenders.
What is known about the air attack on May 16
- At 02:24 in Kiev, and a few minutes later in the Kiev region, an air raid alarm was heard. The media reported the first explosions as early as 30 minutes after the start of the alarm.
- The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny said that the Russians used 18 missiles of various types, as well as drones and kamikaze drones. In particular, the Russians used six Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles.
- Explosions were also heard in the Mykolaiv region, where four Kalibr sea-based cruise missiles were shot down by air defense forces.