MINSK, 29 December (BelTA) – The Ukrainian missile was destroyed right after crossing Belarus' state border, the Belarusian Defense Ministry told BelTA.
An air defense missile battery commander said that the battery's radar surveillance unit detected an aerial target moving from Ukraine's territory at about 10:00 today. The battery started tracking the target as a result of precise and smooth actions of the crew. Once the target crossed the state border and entered Belarus' air space, it was destroyed near the agrotown of Gorbakha, Ivanovo District.
The Defense Ministry also said that the missile had been fired from the territory of Ukrainian Zabolotye.
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