The National Guards managed to shoot down a Russian Kh-101 cruise missile by firing heavy machine guns and machine guns at it. This was reported by the Northern Operational-Territorial Association of the National Guard of Ukraine.
It is noted that the missile was shot down by soldiers of the mobile fire group of the 27th Pechersk Brigade during a massive Russian attack on December 5.
& #171; It was possible to hit a rocket flying at a low altitude from heavy machine guns and shelling from machine guns. National Guard fire crews are designed to counter air strikes, in particular to shoot down missiles and kamikaze drones. In combination with the effective work of air defense units, this allows us to increase the result of shooting down air targets and thereby preserve infrastructure facilities and the lives of our citizens», — the message says.