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'Kalibrs', X-22, 'Onyxes' and Shaheds: Air Force provided details of Russia's night attack

'Kalibrs', X-22, 'Onyxes' and Shaheds: Air Force provided details of Russia's night attack Ukrainian Air Force provided details of the Russian night attack (Photo: Getty Images)

During the night attack on Ukraine, Russian forces used not only "Shahed" drones but also Kh-22, "Kalibr," and "Onyx" missiles, according to the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The aggressive country's night attack targeted Ukraine's military facilities and critical infrastructure, primarily focusing on the Odesa region.

According to the military, the Russian occupiers launched the attack from the southern direction, employing air, ground, and sea-launched cruise missiles and Iranian Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones.

During the attack, the enemy used:

  • Sixteen sea-launched "Kalibr" cruise missiles, likely from the small missile ship "Ingushetia" and the frigate "Admiral Essen" in the Black Sea waters.
  • 8 Kh-22 cruise missiles from Tu-22M3 long-range aviation aircraft in the Black Sea waters.
  • 6 "Onyx" cruise missiles from the coastal missile complex "Bastion" in Crimea.
  • One guided aviation missile, Kh-59, from a Su-35 fighter jet in the Black Sea waters.
  • 32 Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones from the Chauda test range in Crimea and Primorsko-Akhtarsk in Krasnodar Krai.

During the attack, the Air Defense Forces destroyed 37 aerial targets:

  • 13 "Kalibr" cruise missiles.
  • One guided aviation missile, Kh-59.
  • 23 Shahed-136/131 kamikaze drones.

Night attack on Ukraine

The night air attack on July 19 was extensive, with explosions reported in Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Kropyvnytskyi, Kyiv, and other locations. The air defense system effectively countered the enemy's strike on their attack drones and missiles.