An emergency worker views the site of a residential building hit by a Russian missile on Sunday in Dnipro.
An emergency employee views the positioning of a residential constructing hit by a Russian missile on Sunday in Dnipro. (Yevhenii Zavhorodnii/World Photos Ukraine/Getty Photos)

The Russian missile that hit an condominium block in Dnipro on Saturday was “little question” a Kh-22 missile, the Air Drive Command of the Ukranian Armed forces mentioned Sunday on its Fb web page.

“[A] Radar detected the approximate launch web site, altitude, and flight pace. There isn’t a doubt that it was an X-22 [Kh-22] missile,” it mentioned.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine lack the firepower capabilities for taking pictures down any such missile. Because the starting of Russia’s army aggression, greater than 210 missiles of this kind have been launched on the territory of Ukraine. None of them have been shot down by our air protection programs,” the publish added.

Yurii Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian air power, mentioned the Kh-22 “was fired from a Tu-22M3 long-range bomber, launched from the realm close to Kursk and the Sea of Azov.”

“There have been a complete of 5 launches of those missiles,” Ihnat mentioned.

Talking of Saturday’s assault, Ihnat mentioned: “They hit with such a missile a densely populated metropolis with folks, ladies, kids. There isn’t a rationalization and justification for this terrorist act.” 

Initially designed as an anti-ship missile, the Kh-22 is an older and fewer correct weapon than most fashionable missiles. However Western analysts say it is just correct to a radius of about 500 meters (about 1,600 ft).

CNN reported final June that it was additionally a Kh-22 that hit a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine.

The Russian Protection Ministry mentioned the goal in June was a facility that repaired army autos, which was a number of hundred meters from the procuring middle. At the very least 18 folks have been killed in that assault.

The loss of life toll from the Russian missile strike on an condominium block in Dnipro rose to twenty on Sunday, the day after missiles and explosions have been heard throughout the nation.

At the very least 73 folks have been wounded within the assault on the nine-story condominium constructing, together with 4 who’re in crucial situation, Valentyn Reznichenko, the pinnacle of the Dnipropetrovsk regional army administration mentioned.

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