NewsRussian offensive on Ukraine estimated to cost $471 million: Six regions impacted, including Kyiv

Russian offensive on Ukraine estimated to cost $471 million: Six regions impacted, including Kyiv

2 billion in three hours. That's how much Putin's attack on Ukraine cost.
2 billion in three hours. That's how much Putin's attack on Ukraine cost.
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6:35 AM EST, February 7, 2024

"The enemy has launched another massive assault on our nation, affecting six regions. Currently, all our departments are addressing the aftermath of this terror," shared Ukraine's President, Volodymyr Zelensky, following the attack.

Residential skyscraper targeted by missile

Zelensky reported that in Mykolaiv, one individual lost their life, and a missile attack cut a gas pipeline, resulting in the destruction of numerous residential buildings.

In Kyiv, a missile hit an 18-story residential skyscraper, claiming the lives of four people and injuring over 30, as per the Kyiv Regional Military Administration. Rescue operations are ongoing, with concerns that there may still be victims trapped under the rubble.

Two individuals suffered injuries in the Kharkiv region. In the Lviv region, rescue teams are conducting operations at the site where a missile fell in Drohobych, located 31 miles from the Polish border.

The morning onslaught on Ukraine amounted to a $423 million loss for Russia, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

The Ukrainian Air Force disclosed that Russia's attacks included:

  • 20 Shahed-136/131 assault drones;
  • 29 maneuvering Kh-101 / Kh-555 / Kh-55 missiles;
  • four Kh-22 maneuvering missiles;
  • three Kalibr maneuvering missiles;
  • three Iskander-M ballistic missiles;
  • five S-300 guided anti-aircraft missiles.

Widespread bombardment of Ukraine

Ukrainska Pravda's estimates suggest that the 20 Shahed drones set the Russian Federation back by approximately $3.9 million. The Kh-22 rocket, priced at $1 million apiece, resulted in an expenditure of $4 million.

Each Kh-101 missile, priced at $13 million, amounted to a total cost of $377 million. The S-300 guided anti-aircraft missile is priced at a minimum of $2 million; thus, the total amounts to $10 million.

Defense Express estimates the cost of one Kalibr missile to be around $6.5 million (for a total of $19.5 million). The Iskander-M ballistic missile could cost approximately $3 million, tallying the total expenditure for these missiles at $9 million.

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