The airspace above Ukraine continues to be contested and Russia does not have air superiority over the entire country, a senior US defense official said Tuesday.
“But there are areas where they have more control than others. And the same goes for the Ukrainians,” the official told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The official said that by early Tuesday, more than 400 missile had been launched into Ukraine, which were a mix of short-range and medium-range cruise missiles.
“The Ukrainian air and missile defense systems remain viable and intact and engaged,” said the official, adding that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has command and control of his army.
On the sixth day of Russian attacks on Ukraine, a convoy of Russian tanks and vehicles moved closer to Kyiv and Moscow reportedly warned residents in the capital to leave ahead of planned attacks.