Intelligence reveals how many high-precision missiles Russia has left

23 January, 06:35 PM
The intelligence called the number of high-precision missiles in Russia (Photo:Police of Kyiv Oblast)

The intelligence called the number of high-precision missiles in Russia (Photo:Police of Kyiv Oblast)

Russia has about 550 high-precision missiles left, or about 20% of the number it had before the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate spokesman Vadym Skybytskyi said in an interview with news website Delfi on Jan. 20.

"They have Iskander, Kh-101 and Kh-555 (missiles),” Skybytskyi said.

“According to our estimates, they have no more than 20% of their pre-war stocks and war-time production remaining. That’s about 550 items in total.”

He said it is enough for two or three mass missile attacks with about 80 missiles per strike.

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"The most recent strike consisted of about 30 high-precision missiles. It means there is a shortage of them and they aren't able to replenish their stocks," Skybytskyi said.

He added that Russia is using domestic and Iranian-made drones to compensate for the lack of missiles.

Also, Russia is transforming S-300 and S-400 missiles for use as surface-to-surface missiles.

"The last incident in Dnipro demonstrated that Russia uses old Soviet-made missiles against civilian infrastructure, such as Kh-22 (anti-ship missiles) with liquid-fuel rocket engines.

“They were produced in the 1970s and 1980s and are outdated. It's dangerous to use such weapons (in civilian areas)."

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