The occupiers fired at Kyiv from Tu-95 and Tu-160 planes from the Caspian Sea

Dwelling house in Kyiv after a rocket hit, June 26, 2022
Dwelling house in Kyiv after a rocket hit, June 26, 2022
© Photo: Kyiv City State Administration
Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Published: June 26 2022 at 10:09 pm

During the morning shelling of Kyiv, the occupiers used Tu-95 and Tu-160 aircraft. They were raised in Astrakhan, and missiles were launched over the Caspian Sea.

The spokesman of Air forces of Ukraine Yury Ignat reported about it, reports Babel.

He noted that the occupiers used X101 missiles.

"The occupiers fired at Kyiv from Tu-95 and Tu-160 planes with X101 missiles, which can fly a distance of up to 5.5 thousand km ," he said.

Russian Tu-160 PKS bomber in the airspace of Belarus. November 2021. Photo: Ministry of Defense of Belarus

On the morning of April 26, the occupiers struck at the capital. They hit a house in the Shevchenkivskyi district.

One death is currently known. Rescuers managed to get a 7-year-old child and a woman out from under the rubble.

Rescuers at the site of a missile hit a residential building in Kiev, June 26, 2022 Photo: SES

According to Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, 25 residents were evacuated from the house and 4 people were hospitalized.

Another fell near the house on the territory of the kindergarten.

X-101 - strategic cruise missile class "air - ground" using technologies to reduce radar visibility. Developed by the design bureau "Rainbow" (1995-2013).

The missile is made on a new technological basis and has, according to Russian officials, exclusively Russian equipment.

Launch of the X-101 cruise missile from the Tu-160 Stopkadr aircraft from the video of the Russian Defense Ministry

Uses a combined guidance system. Can receive information both on a route, and on coordinates of the purpose.

Unlike previous-generation missiles, there is a fundamental possibility of changing the target when the missile is already flying.

X-101 Images from open sources

The missile adjusts its route with the help of an inertial navigation system, a laser altimeter, and a homing head is turned on in front of the target. The mass of the X-101 warhead is 400 kg.

The missile can be high-explosive, penetrating, cassette and volume-detonating.

It will be recalled that the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports that the occupiers have focused their main efforts on the Lysychansk direction and are trying to surround the city.

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