Ukraine takes out 7 of 11 cruise missiles and all 32 drones over 9 Ukrainian oblasts in major Russian attack

Missile attack
Missile attack

Ukrainian Air Defense shot down seven cruise missiles and 32 Shahed kamikaze drones launched by Russia against Ukraine overnight on May 30, Air Force commander, Mykola Oleshchuk, reported on Telegram.

Military facilities and critical infrastructure were the main targets of the combined night attack, he said.

The Russians launched:

  • 8 S-300/S-400 anti-aircraft guided missiles in Kharkiv Oblast

  • 11 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles from Tu-95 MS strategic aviation aircraft (launched from Russia’s Saratov Oblast)

  • 32 Shahed-131/136 type kamikaze drones (launched from Russia’s Primorsko-Akhtarsk, and temporarily occupied Crimea's Cape Chauda).

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Ukraine deployed Air Force anti-aircraft missile units, Defense Forces mobile fire groups, and electronic warfare units to counter the aerial assault.

Russian cruise missiles and drones were neutralized over Khmelnytskyi, Dnipropetrovsk, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Zaporizhzhya, Odesa, Kherson, Kyiv, and Vinnytsia oblasts.

Russian mass attack on May 30

The Russians launched a massive attack on Ukraine overnight on May 30, firing Shahed drones and missiles from Tu-95MS strategic bombers.

The Russians hit critical infrastructure in one of Kharkiv’s districts, injuring four people.

The invaders fired at least five rockets at infrastructure facilities and the community's residential area in Mala Danylivka, Kharkiv Oblast.

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A power line was damaged in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

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