Ukraine Shoots Down 12 Of 20 Russian Missiles

12 out of 20 missiles launched by Russia have been shot down by Ukraine's air defence.

A Ukrainian soldier launches a drone near Kharkiv on July 23, 2022 amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK / AFP)

Ukraine’s air defence shot down 12 out of 20 missiles launched by Russia on Saturday afternoon, hours before New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Ukrainian army said.

Russia “launched more than 20 cruise missiles… Our air defence destroyed 12 cruise missiles,” Ukraine’s commander-in-chief General Valeriy Zaluzhny said on social media, adding that six of them were shot down over the capital Kyiv.

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