The Weekly Debrief: What Happened In First Hour Of Russia’s War With Ukraine?

A short-range solid-propellant tactical ballistic missile.
Credit: Russian Defense Ministry
Russia’s missile forces, long-range aviation and tactical aircraft had a clear mission at 4:30 a.m. in Ukraine on Feb. 24. Arrayed around Ukraine stood an opposing air force fielding a few dozen operable fighters, a handful of Turkish-supplied TB-2 Bayraktars and an air defense system composed...

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