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A member of a Ukrainian mobile air defense team scans the sky near the southern port city of Odesa for an incoming Russian attack. Using a mix of old Soviet and new Western air defense systems, Ukraine shoots down the vast majority of Russian missiles and drones and has managed to keep Russia's much larger air force from achieving air superiority. Michael Shtekel / Media Center Ukraine hide caption

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To protect against Russian airstrikes, Ukraine's defenders 'shoot and scoot'

When Russia launches an airstrike on Kyiv, the first line of defense is parked in a hayfield well outside the city. The protection consists of two soldiers, a Humvee and a Stinger missile.

A member of a Ukrainian mobile air defense team scans the sky near the southern port city of Odesa for an incoming Russian attack. Using a mix of old Soviet and new Western air defense systems, Ukraine shoots down the vast majority of Russian missiles and drones and has managed to keep Russia's much larger air force from achieving air superiority. Michael Shtekel / Media Center Ukraine hide caption

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Michael Shtekel / Media Center Ukraine

To protect against Russian airstrikes, Ukraine's defenders 'shoot and scoot'

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