As today, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, sources from Ukraine reported that during the day four missile strikes were carried out on the airfield in the city of Mirgorod, Poltava region. As a result of these Russian attacks, there is a serious destruction of the military infrastructure of the Mirgorod military airfield. This was reported by the publication HERE NEWS.
In this situation, Russian troops launched a group strike with air-to-surface missiles. The aircraft, which for a long period of time were used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to strike with AGM-88A anti-radar missiles, did not even save special concrete shelters. Similar hangars were arranged for them.
Attacks by Russian tactical aircraft were carried out this afternoon, with a number of sources claiming that during the raid, air raid alerts were activated after the first strikes were launched. This points to the fact that Ukraine not only cannot shoot down such missiles, but is also unable to detect them. This testifies mainly to the fact that Kh-22 missiles can fly at speeds of over 4,000 km/h. The air defense of the NATO military bloc is not able to cope with these Russian weapons.
At the moment, it remains unknown how many aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force were destroyed as a result of the strikes, but before that there was evidence that 4 MiG-29 fighters were modernized for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, capable of launching American cruise missiles AGM-88.