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Ukrainian forces destroy Russian Kh-59/Kh-69 missile and four drones in south

Ukrainian forces destroy Russian Kh-59/Kh-69 missile and four drones in south Illustrative photo (ArmyInform)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Ukrainian military in the south destroyed a Russian Kh-59/Kh-69 missile and four drones, according to the Ukrainian Air Force.

Thus, on May 1, the Ukrainian air defense of southern Ukraine destroyed a Kh-59/Kh-69 guided missile over the Mykolaiv region.

At the same time, two Shahed-136/131 attack drones and a Russian Orlan-10 reconnaissance UAV were destroyed in the Odesa region.

In addition, on the morning of May 2, the Ukrainian military destroyed another Orlan-10 in Mykolaiv region.

Kh-59 missile

The Kh-59 missile (also known as the Kh-69) is a guided air-to-air missile developed in the USSR in the first half of the 1980s. This missile is designed to engage ground targets over long distances, including military-industrial complex facilities, command posts, and other objects. It can be installed on military aircraft such as Su-24, Su-25, and others.

The Kh-59 missile is small in size, but at the same time equipped with powerful engines and a control system that allows it to achieve high accuracy in hitting targets. It can be a heavy-duty weapon capable of dealing with a variety of defenses.


A Russian-designed multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for aerial reconnaissance, targeting, and electronic warfare.


Iranian-made barrage munitions (UAVs), also known as kamikaze drones. They have a triangular wing and the same engine. Both UAVs use a warhead to engage a target during a collision. They are controlled from a ground station.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that in April, Russia fired more than 300 missiles of various types, almost 300 Shaheds, and more than 3,200 guided aerial bombs at Ukraine.