Russia almost spent $100 million in one day for strikes on Ukraine, using its eight cruise missiles, Forbes Ukraine reported.
The Kh-101 (Kh-555) missiles targeted Kyiv on Tuesday.
The Kh-101 missile costs $13 million, a Kalibr $6.5 million, an Iskander $3 million, an Onyx $1.25 million, a Kh-22 $1 million, and a Tochka-U $0.3 million, the report read, adding Tuesday’s cruise missile strikes alone cost $91 million.
“Putin consigns Russia to poverty with his criminal war, instead of investing in its future. Isn’t it time for Russians to stop marching with portraits of their corrupt leader and start asking questions?” Oleh Nikolenko, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, wrote on Twitter.
Kharkiv was hit by Russian missiles launched from Belgorod on Wednesday. A civilian industrial facility was reportedly damaged in the strike.
In addition, Moscow also shelled Mykolaiv, Sumy, Dnipropetrovsk and Chernihiv regions. On Thursday, Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of Donetsk region, said that at least eight people were killed and four wounded in Russian artillery shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Toretsk. Three children were among the wounded.
Andriy Yermak, the Ukrainian president’s chief of staff, said this was “another terrorist act” by Russia, Al Jazeera reported. The governors of Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk also reported their regions were shelled overnight Wednesday by Russian forces.
Meanwhile, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that Russia should not be allowed to win the war in Ukraine.
“It’s in our interest that this type of aggressive policy does not succeed,” Stoltenberg said in a speech in his native Norway. “If President (Vladimir) Putin even thinks of doing something similar to a NATO country as he has done to Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine, then all of NATO will be involved immediately,.”
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a meeting with heads of staff of the military and security forces on “urgent security issues” on Thursday. According to Pravda, the first item discussed was related to the state’s provision of the necessary weapons and military equipment to the Defense Forces as the war in Ukraine continues on for more than five months.