Ihnat about missile attack: It is strike against military airfield and pilots


Four ‘Kinzhal’ missiles were sent to Ivano-Frankivsk region to strike a military airfield and pilots who will soon go to Europe for training.

Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said this on the air of the nationwide telethon ‘United News’, according to Ukrinform.

“This is another attack by terrorists with Kh-47 missiles. The missiles were aimed at military airfields that have been under enemy fire for months. And the Starokostyantyniv airfield ( Khmelnytskyi region – ed.) is the most affected by the Russian occupants’ attacks. This time, our youth, our young pilots, who are about to leave for training, are in the crosshairs. Young pilots will be trained under a different program, and we know that the UK and other countries will train them for a new type of aircraft, Western equipment, primarily F16. Thus, the enemy wanted to strike at our youth, depriving us of the prospect of further rearmament with the latest Western models of equipment,” Ihnat emphasized.

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He noted that one missile was shot down over the Kyiv region, but all the ‘Kinzhal’ missiles were on their way to the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

As reported by Ukrinform, on August 11, around 10:00 a.m., the aggressor launched four Kh-47 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles from four MiG-31K aircraft. The launches were carried out from the airspace of the Tula and Lipetsk regions of the Russian Federation. The missiles entered Ukrainian airspace from the north, moving southwest to the Kolomyia airfield in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. One Kh-47  missile was destroyed within the Kyiv region. The rest hit near the airfield. Civilian infrastructure was damaged, and one of the missiles hit a residential area. According to the Ivano-Frankivsk regional military administration, a child was killed and there are injuries as a result of a missile attack by Russian terrorists.

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