Ukraine's air defense was activated in many cities across the country after several Russian missiles were launched at civilian and energy infrastructure.
Since the start of the Russian invasion in February, Ukrainians have been provided with air defense systems to deal with missile strikes, which are decimating the country's infrastructure.
As the war progressed, soldiers Ukrainian companies specializing in shooting down Russian missiles have developed new skills, in particular with the arrival of equipment supplied by the West.
In a video excerpt widely relayed on social networks, we see a Ukrainian soldier shoot down what looks like a Russian cruise missile, using a Titan, an anti-aircraft defense system.
The video, posted on the official account of the Territorial Defense Force of Ukraine, did not reveal the exact location where the device was shot down.
According to the same organization, some 69 Russian missiles were launched in the direction of Ukrainian regions on Thursday. 54 of them were reportedly shot down.
Ukraine should receive the Patriot air defense system from the United States within a few months, qualified as one of the most efficient in the world .
Earlier, Vladimir Putin warned the United States that the Russian military would “destroy” the Patriot system in the coming weeks.