Ukraine: Russia hit apartment with missile made for attacking ships

Ukraine's Air Force says the Russian missile that hit a residential building in Dnipro on Saturday was designed for use against aircraft carriers and other vessels.

The Kh-22 anti-ship missile allegedly used in the deadly attack in the eastern region of Dnipropetrovsk was developed during the former Soviet Union era.

Observers say Russia appears to be using such missiles as it faces serious shortages of weapons.

A British defense ministry analysis has found that Russia also fired a Kh-22 at a shopping mall in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine last June. The attack killed more than 20 civilians.

The Ukrainian Air Force said in a statement released on Sunday that they don't have equipment that can intercept this type of missile.

The statement says Russia has fired more than 210 of the missiles since starting the war, but Ukraine's air defenses failed to shoot any of them down.

It says that the missiles can only be shot down by anti-aircraft missile defenses that Western countries could provide to Ukraine, such as the PAC-3.