Russia targeted a grain storage facility with Kh-59M Ovod-M (NATO reporting name AS-18 Kazoo) medium-range cruise missile.
Russian forces struck a grain silo near Mykolaiv with KH-59M air-to-surface missile on 3 April, according to images released by the PAEK group of companies.
A screen grab from a CCTV video from a facility reportedly shows a Russian Kh-59M missile only moments before hit.
The 115 km range Kh-59M series stand-off weapon evolved from the earlier rocket-powered Kh-59 (AS-13 Kingbolt) missile. it is designed to arm Flanker fighter variants.
The most prominent design change is the installation of a ventral RDK-300 turbojet sustainer in a pod similar to the design in the Kh-55 cruise missile, replacing the rocket sustainer and its side mounted exhaust nozzles, according to ausairpower.net.
A U.S. official confirmed that Russia has repeatedly targeted grain silos in eastern and southern Ukraine, worsening a potential food shortage worldwide.