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Ukrainian Air Force reveals details about Russian missile strike at Trypillia TPP

Ukrainian Air Force reveals details about Russian missile strike at Trypillia TPP Photo: Trypillia TPP (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The missile used by Russian troops to attack the Trypillia thermal power plant on April 11 has been used before. It is one of the new products of the Russian occupiers, according to Ilia Yevlash, spokesperson for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"We are currently establishing what kind of missile it was (fired at the Trypillia thermal power plant - ed.), what type it was. Russia has used similar missiles before," he says.

According to him, these are new missiles, the parts of which were manufactured in 2023.

"That is, we can see that Russia is constantly trying to produce new missiles. However, it all depends on the success of their production. How much they will be able to provide themselves with various semiconductors, chips, microcircuits, and so on," the spokesperson adds.

Yevlash does not deny that the X-69 missile is a new missile for the Ukrainian forces.

"That is why we are studying how we can counter it. And, likely, Patriot will also be able to resist it, as it has fought enough with more complex types of missiles such as Zircon and Kinzhal," he states.

Russian attack on Trypillia thermal power plant

On April 11, Russian troops launched another massive attack on Ukraine, using both drones and missiles, including Kinzhal. Once again, energy facilities in four regions of Ukraine came under Russian attack.

In particular, the Russian attack completely destroyed the Trypillia thermal power plant located in the Kyiv region. Until recently, Trypillia TPP was the largest supplier of electricity to the Kyiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions. Later, it became known that Russia had struck the TrypilliaTPP with the latest X-69 cruise missile.

In turn, the Ukrainian energy sector has already stated that the completely destroyed Trypillia TPP can be restored and there are already proposals from European countries to transfer equipment.