Ukraine has brought down since last September, when the Russian bombardment of the country’s infrastructure began, a total of 650 Russian missiles and as many Iranian-made kamikaze dronessaid today the spokesman of the Ukrainian Air Force, yuriy ignat.
Quoted by local news agency ukrinformIgat assured that “since September 11, when they began to attack the infrastructure, the Russian Federation has lost about 650 cruise missiles and about 650 Iranian kamikaze droneswhich were shot down.”
Ignat added that he was referring to high precision weapons (Iskanders, Kalibri and Kh-101) and that although the Russians can produce more missiles “the volume of production cannot cover the costs.”
The military spokesman said that the Russians also have old soviet missiles s-300but that these may not achieve their objectives “because of its malfunction”although he warned that the areas that are on the front line may be affected by this type of weapon.
“It is necessary to destroy the missile launch facilities,” Ignat said.
In its latest report on the situation on the front lines, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Ukrainian soldiers repelled more than 60 Russian attacks on the Eastern Frontespecially in the region of Donetsk and especially in the surroundings of the besieged town of Bakhmutwhere the situation is becoming more difficult every day, according to what the President of Ukraine said tonight, Volodomir Zelensky.
“Our warriors defending the Bakhmut sector are true heroes”added the Ukrainian ruler in his usual evening speech, in which he was also “grateful to each and every one of the people who heroically support this direction and other directions in Donbas.”
Zelensky said he was “constantly in contact” with their military commanders in the area and that the Donetsk region, in the east of the country, deserved “special attention”.
“In the Bakhmut leadership the situation is becoming more and more difficult. The enemy is constantly destroying everything that can be used to protect our positions.to gain a foothold and secure the defense,” Zelensky said.
(With information from EFE)
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