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Russia launched 180 different missiles and drones on Kyiv since beginning of 2024

Russia launched 180 different missiles and drones on Kyiv since beginning of 2024 Photo: Russia has fired 180 missiles at Kyiv since the beginning of 2024 (GettyImages)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Since the beginning of 2024, Russia has launched over 180 drones and missiles on Kyiv. The invaders attacked the Ukrainian capital with Shahed drones and six different types of missiles, including Kyiv City Military Administration.

Thus, according to the statistics of Russian air strikes, since the beginning of 2024, Russia has launched on Kyiv:

  • 5 units of 3M22 Zircon;
  • 11 units of X-47M2 Kinzhal;
  • 6 units of Iskander-M
  • 3 units of X-69;
  • 1 Kalibr unit;
  • 113 units of X-101;
  • 48 Shahed attack UAVs.

The KCMA thanked the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces for protecting the sky over the capital and emphasized the need for allied assistance to strengthen measures against enemy air attacks.

"No one in history has ever withstood such a number and power of missile strikes. The democratic world must help close the skies over peaceful Ukrainian cities. More air defense means more lives saved. And the closer we are to victory!" emphasizes Serhii Popko, Chief of the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces.

Last Russian massive missile attack on Kyiv

At about 10:30 a.m. on March 25, an air alert was declared in some regions of Ukraine, including Kyiv and the region. The Ukrainian Air Force warned of a ballistic missile threat. Almost immediately, explosions were heard in Kyiv.

Rocket fragments fell in several districts of the capital. In particular, a multi-story building in the Pechersk district was damaged as a result of the missile attack. Initially, two people were reported injured. Then the number of wounded began to grow. It is now known that five of the 10 victims had an acute stress reaction.

Russia attacked Kyiv with two ballistic missiles launched from the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea. They were shot down. This was Russia's third strike on the capital in the last five days. Read more about the consequences of the attack in RBC-Ukraine's report.

As it turned out later, the Russian Federation launched Zircon missiles at Kyiv on the morning of March 25. This is the second publicly known use of this missile by the Russians.