A barrage of anti-radar HARM projectiles was intercepted mid-air, the Russian Defense Ministry says
FILE PHOTO: An AGM-88 HARM missile. © Wikimedia
Four US-made AGM-88 HARM aircraft-fired anti-radar missiles have been shot down over Russia’s Belgorod Region, which shares a border with Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday.
It added that Russian air defenses in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye Region intercepted six rockets fired by US-made HIMARS launchers and Soviet-designed Uragan systems.
The news came after Ukrainian troops shelled the city of Belgorod and other places in the eponymous region on Sunday, killing one person and injuring ten others, according to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.
He wrote on his Telegram channel that 75 residential and industrial buildings were damaged, as well as around 40 cars.
Gladkov said that the shelling continued on Monday, leaving around 14,000 residents in the city of Shebekino without power. He added that two more people were wounded overnight.