The airbase in Starokostyantyniv, Khmelnytskyy Oblast in western Ukraine is under attack. This is the airbase where Su-24 attacks planes of the Ukrainian Air Force are based.
Reports say Ukraine housed their Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles that they acquired from Turkey there.
According to some sources, 5 missiles were fired by Russia at the Starokostiantyniv military airfield, Khmelnytskyy Oblast.
According to City Mayor Melnychuk, the equipment is intact and everyone is alive.–confirmed by Khmelnytskyy Regional State Administration.
Russia has launched a full-scale military attack on Ukraine that opened with air and missile attacks on Ukrainian military facilities before troops and tanks rolled across the borders from the north, east, and south.
The Ukrainian military has fought back on multiple fronts. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address early on Friday that 137 people, both servicemen, and civilians, have been killed and hundreds more wounded.
Ukraine’s president urged residents to remain calm and stay at home, and pleaded with world leaders to punish Putin with even more severe sanctions.
He promised that Ukraine will defend itself and ordered a full military mobilisation. Ukraine’s army stands at 250,000 service members with 140,000 reservists. The US said Russia had nearly 200,000 troops arrayed near Ukraine’s borders before the invasion began.
Zelenskyy said he has information that he is the No. 1 target for the invading Russians, but he is determined to remain in Kyiv.