December 6, 2022, 15:28

On December 5, Ukraine’s Air Defense Forces shoot down over 60 missiles out of more than 70; IRIS-T and NASAMS reach 100% of their targets — Yurii Ihnat

During a massive missile attack on December 5, Ukraine’s air defenses shot down more than 60 missiles out of over 70 that had been launched by russia to attack Ukraine. Yurii Ihnat, Spokesman of the Air Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made this statement at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“With the high intensity of anti-aircraft combat, it is difficult to provide an exact count, but the information is reliable: over 60 missiles out of more than 70 were shot down. These are the numbers that impress not only the Ukrainian people, but also our Western partners. Air defense in Ukraine works quite effectively. It needs to be strengthened with modern air defense equipment that we have today, which work effectively. In particular, both IRIS-T and NASAMS were used yesterday, and they shot down all the air targets they were aimed at. That is, again the result is 100%. Both anti-aircraft guns and mobile fireteams were used, as well as fighter aircraft and anti-aircraft missile troops. All efforts and means were aimed at repelling the aggression, which was achieved quite successfully,” — Ihnat noted.

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