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New Russian attack with Tu-95MS and Kinzhal. Under the attack of Starokostiantyniv, it exploded near Kyiv

On the night of June 14, Russia launched a massive attack on Ukraine. Tu-95MS bombers (about five) launched cruise missiles, and Shaheds attacked the rear regions all night. The main target of the night attack was Starokostiantyniv in the Khmelnytskyi region, Lviv was under threat. Several ballistic missiles hit Zaporizhzhia.

At 6 o’clock in the morning, Russia additionally struck with a Kinzhal from a MiG-31, explosions were reported near Kyiv (air defense was working) and in the Khmelnytskyi region near Starokostiantyniv.

Russia carried out the same Kinzhal strike on Starokostiantyniv at 10.30 a.m. with the work of air defense in Kyiv. After all, only near Kyiv there is a PATRIOT system that is capable of shooting down these hypersonic missiles.

At night, Starokostiantyniv was first attacked by Shaheds, and after 3 a.m., several groups of cruise missiles flew into the Ukraine.

They flew through the Kyiv and Cherkasy regions to the west and hit Starokostiantyniv in several waves, the Air Force said.

This is an important city, because it is there that a powerful military airfield is located.

In addition to Starokostiantyniv, some of the missiles flew further west towards the Ivano-Frankivsk and Lviv regions. The mayor of the city, Andriy Sadovyi, reported on the movement of missiles towards Lviv.

Later, these missiles also maneuvered and headed for Khmelnytskyi and Starokostiantyniv.

Local media reported explosions and air defense near Khmelnytskyi and Starokostiantyniv.

Also at night, the Air Force several times reported the movement of ballistic missiles from the south towards Zaporizhzhia. The head of the region, Ivan Fedorov, twice reported strikes on the city.

The air-raid siren went off at 4.44 a.m.

In the morning, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Russians launched 10 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles, three Iskander-M ballistic missiles, one Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missile and 17 Shaheds.

Ukrainian defenders shot down seven cruise missiles and 17 drones, Kinzhal and ballistic Iskanders could not be shot down.

Air defense worked in Khmelnytskyi, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kirovohrad regions.

The head of Zaporizhzhia, Ivan Fedorov, said that the missiles hit an open area. And there was no information about casualties or destruction.

The authorities of Khmelnytskyi region usually do not report the consequences of the strikes on Starokostiantyniv.

During Russia’s last massive strikes on Ukraine in June, the main target was not only energy, but also Starokostiantyniv in the Khmelnytskyi region, where a strategic military airfield is located. Experts suggest that this is due to preparations for the appearance of F-16 fighter jets in Ukraine.

Now the air base in Starokostiantyniv is one of the most equipped in the country. There are specially fortified parking shelters and a suitable runway. Su-24M bombers were also based here, which were equipped with the latest Anglo-French Storm Shadow cruise missiles (SCALP). They were often used to hit important Russian targets.

Also on June 12, the Russians attacked Vasylkiv near Kyiv, where there is also a powerful air base. They even used a missile with a cluster munition, which was shot down near Vasylkiv. A large fire broke out at an oil depot near the city.

In Kryvyi Rih on the afternoon of June 12, the Russians killed 9 people, destroying a residential building.

The main goal of almost all of Russia’s spring strikes on the rear regions of Ukraine was energy. Moscow is trying to destroy the energy system and knocking out thermal and hydroelectric power plants.

There are already huge problems with electricity in Ukraine, blackout schedules have been introduced throughout the country, and this will continue at least in summer and winter.

Since the beginning of spring 2024, Russia has been systematically striking Ukrainian energy facilities. According to Ukrenergo, the strike on June 1 was the sixth massive combined attack on Ukrainian energy facilities in a year.

At that time, thermal power plants were under attack both in the west of Ukraine and again the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant in Zaporizhzhia.

At the end of March and the beginning of April, Russian attacks almost completely destroyed the Trypillia and Zmiiv thermal power plants and significantly damaged the Dnipro hydroelectric power plant in Zaporizhzhia.

In the Lviv region, an underground gas storage facility in the Stryi district and a thermal power plant in the Chervonohrad district were under constant attack. In the Ivano-Frankivsk region, the Burshtyn TPP was repeatedly hit.

The Russians destroyed most of the shunting generation in all regions of the country and did not hit only nuclear power plants.

Due to massive Russian strikes on energy infrastructure, emergency power outages began throughout Ukraine in May.

The attacks were well prepared in advance, specifically targeted at specific targets. Their goal is the complete collapse of the Ukrainian energy system.

Experts and power engineers predict that due to Russian strikes, there will be blackouts both this summer and autumn and winter.

President Zelensky also said that due to the strikes on gas storage facilities (in Stryi – ed.), both Ukraine and the EU countries that stored gas here will have problems with blue fuel in winter.

Several times recently, during massive strikes, the Russians have concentrated on the air base in Starokostiantyniv, where aircraft that can hit Western cruise missiles are located. Because of similar motives, they could have hit Vasylkiv and Myrhorod.

The last such attack on Starokostiantyniv was on June 7, and on Vasylkiv and Myrhorod on June 11-12.

Kharkiv was also under special attack by the Russians in May – it is covered with ballistics and KABs. During several mass attacks, Epicenter, a publishing house and many other facilities were damaged, dozens of people were killed.

Power plants near the city were destroyed. The permission of the United States to fire their weapons on the border regions of the Russian regions somewhat eased the situation in Kharkiv.

On June 12, Russia also struck Kryvyi Rih and killed 9 people.

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