Media and Telegram channels reported explosions in six Ukrainian oblasts after the Russian missile attack at noon on December 5.
“Ukraine’s air defense shot down more than 60 cruise missiles out of more than 70” that Russia launched today, Ukraine’s Air Force command stated. It was Russian 4th massive air strike against Ukraine’s power grid but Ukraine’s air defense showed the best result since the beginning of war. Russia targeted mainly Ukrainian energy infrastructure, using X-101/X-555, Kalibr, and X-59 cruise missiles.
“According to preliminary information, Russia launched 38 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles from eight Tu-95 strategic bombers from the Caspian Sea and Volgodonsk regions of the Rostov Region. The enemy also launched 22 Kalibr cruise missiles from Black Sea Fleet ships. In addition, long-range Tu-22 bombers launched three Kh-22 cruise missiles, as well as Su-35 fighters launched six Kh-59 guided air missiles and one Kh-31P,” Ukraine’s Air Force reported.
Ukraine’s air defense shot down 60 cruise missiles out of 70+ that Russia launched today
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) December 5, 2022
Explosions were reported in Zaporizhzhia. Also, residents of Cherkasy Oblast report “sounds similar to explosions.” Telegram channels reported about the work of air defense in Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Kyiv and Kharkiv oblasts.