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Layered air defense system around the capital: How Kyiv is protected from Russian missiles

Given the high probability of rocket attacks on Kyiv, as well as the unbridled desire of the Kremlin to capture the Ukrainian capital, a layered air defense system was created around it. According to Oleksandr Pavluik, Commander of the city defense forces set-up, it is able to effectively protect the territory of the city from potential Russian attacks.

Quote"Kyiv was and remains the main goal of the enemy’s rapacious dreams. They will never give it up. We should constantly keep this in mind and not exclude the possibility of attempts to form new strike groups in the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions by "total mobilization" of reservists, involving stocks of Soviet-era equipment and weapons, and there are still enough of them at storage bases," he said in an interview to Ukrinform.

Pavliuk noted that the possibility of breaking through the air defense zone still exists. According to him, this could happen in case of a massive missile attack on Kyiv by the Russian invaders.

Context. Recall: On June 5, the Russian invaders launched a missile attack on Kyiv. The invader fired 5 X-22 cruise missiles at the city from the waters of the Caspian Sea. One of them was destroyed by the air defense unit of the Air Force, the other four hit the Darnytsia Car Repair Plant.

Prior to this, the Russians shelled Kyiv on April 29. As a result of the attack, one person was killed — journalist Vira Hyrych, another 10 people were injured.

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