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Cruise missiles hit invaders’ facility in Luhansk

Cruise missiles hit invaders’ facility in Luhansk

Air Force of Ukraine Cruise missiles Luhansk region Ukraine War with Russia

In the temporarily occupied Luhansk, cruise missiles were launched at the invaders’ facilities.

At about 11:30 a.m., the missiles hit the area of the machine-building plant, where, according to preliminary data, Russian invasion forces were based.

“The strike was on the Luhansk machine building plant, that, according to preliminary data, is a Russian repair base,” said the sources of the operativnoZSU Telegram channel.

After the strikes, a fire broke out, accompanied by heavy smoke – a column of smoke appeared over the city after the explosions.

Leonid Pasichnyk, a Ukrainian traitor and leader of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic”, confirmed the strike on the Luhansk machine building plant.

Allegedly, several Storm Shadow missiles struck Russian facilities in Luhansk.

Крилата ракета над Луганськом. 13 квітня 2024 року. Україна. Кадр з відео telegram каналу "Инцидент Луганск"

A large number of Russian soldiers are currently stationed in Luhansk.

Storm Shadow

The Franco-British Storm Shadow/SCALP EG is a long-range air-to-ground air-launched cruise search missile.

It is designed to overcome air defense systems and destroy important stationary targets, including bunkers. The 5.1-meter-long search missile has a flight weight of up to 1,300 kg, while the weight of its warhead is 450 kg.

The French version of the missile called SCALP EG and the British Storm Shadow are basically identical. The difference is only in software and type of aircraft designed to carry this missile.

The stated operational range of the cruise missile is over 250 km in the export version and up to 560 km for the army of France and Britain.

As previously reported, the Ukrainian Air Force uses these cruise missiles from Su-24M tactical bombers. In 2024, the French division of MBDA is to produce 40 SCALP cruise missiles, the production of which has been halted for a long time.

Air Force of Ukraine Cruise missiles Luhansk region Ukraine War with Russia