Russia has increased the frequency of precision-guided missile strikes against Ukrainian targets, launching 60-80 missiles in just two days, June 25 and 26.
According to local and Ukrainian air force sources as well as our own research, Russia uses strong and expensive long-range guided missiles.
The Kh-22 anti-ship missile, Kalibr cruise missile, Tochka-U ballistic missile, Iskander missile, and Kh-101 heavy cruise missile are the most prominent.
About 30 missiles were fired by Russia on sites in the northern Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr during the raids on June 25 and 26.
Ten missiles were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense forces. In the Chernihiv region, particularly at the Desna military training facility, some 20 additional missiles were launched.
Additionally, Russia launched long-range missile attacks against the Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipropetrovsk provinces as well as the Kiev capital region.
On June 26, the Russian military launched 4-6 Kh-10 1 heavy cruise missiles from Tu-95 and Tu-160 bombers in the Caspian Sea, according to Yuri Ignat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force. Russia has spent between $50 million and $80 million as a result of this missile attack.
Costs for each Kh-101 heavy cruise missile range from $13 million to $6.5 million, $3 million for Iskander missiles, and $6.5 million for Onyx supersonic cruise missiles. Kh-22 missile costs $1 million, Tochka-U ballistic missile costs $300,000, and the total is $1.25 million.
On the 25th and 26th of June, Russia employed 60–80 precision-guided missiles, costing them $150–220 million.
On June 27, Russia carried out more long-range missile attacks against targets in the central Ukrainian cities of Poltava and Kremenchuk.
18 people were killed and 59 others were injured after a missile was allegedly fired by Russia at a mall in Kremenchuk, according to Ukraine.
The Russian military asserts that a missile it fired from close to a mall hit a Ukrainian weapons storage facility. The Russian military said that the weapons store explosion, which caused the fire to spread to the nearby areas, was what caused the shopping complex to be destroyed.
The severe Russian missile attacks occur while Western leaders are in Germany for the G7 meeting (June 26–28) and Spain for the NATO summit (June 28–30).