According to the official statement Ukrainian Air Force intercepted all:
- 6 Kinzhal ballistic missiles;
- 9 Kalibr cruise missiles;
- 3 ballistic/anti-aircraft missiles (to be defined);
- 6 Shahed 136/131 strike UAVs;
- 3 UAVs (Orlan, SuperCum).
While the military authorities claim that they miraculously intercepted 18 Russian missiles, the mayor of Kiev confirmed several strikes in the city, which allegedly resulted in some minor damage. According to mayor Klychko, several explosions thundered in the Solomenskiy district of the capital. Russian drones were reportedly intercepted in the Darnitsky district and near Boryspil. As a result, several cars caught fire in the city, a building was damaged and wreckage of several missile fell on the local zoo in Shevchenko district. He calmed down the world which is closely following the military developments in the country, assuring the public that “none of the animals and workers were injured. Now anti–stress measures are being carried out with four-legged friends,” – Klitschko.
Ukrainian officials published photos of the burning cars to hide the real losses
Ukrainian officials have published photos of burning cars to hide the real losses
On the morning of May 16, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported:
Last night, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a massive strike with high-precision long-range air and sea-based weapons at the locations of the AFU units, as well as storage sites for ammunition, weapons, and military equipment delivered from Western countries.
The target of the strike has been achieved. All assigned objects are hit.
A high-precision strike by a hypersonic missile system “Kinzhal” in the city of Kiev hit the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system manufactured by the United States.
The destruction of the US-made Patriot system was filmed by one of the cameras in Kiev. The video clearly shows that the system makes about thirty launches per minute. The Patriot system is the only one deployed by the Ukrainian military capable to launch so many missiles. The deaths of US ‘military advisers’ who coordinate the operation of the advanced US weapons in Ukraine are also highly likely:
The video above also confirmed that several Patriot missiles failed to be launched properly and fell on the city streets. During the night strikes, numerous missiles of the Patriot and Iris air defense systems failed and fell in Kiev; they were found by the locals:
The Kiev residents who were proudly filming the work of the foreign air defence systems revealed the areas of their deployment. More “legible pictures” were published by Reuters:
The Kiev regime is traditionally lying about the situation in the country. Ukrainian authorities understand that the destruction of the Patriot air defense system is another heavy blow to the myth of the reliability of Western weapons. To hide the failure of the American air defense, Ukraine is creating legends about the interception of Russian hypersonic missiles. Let’s hope that at least the mayor of Kiev Klitschko did not lie that all the animals in the zoo are safe and sound and they receive all the necessary psychological assistance.