Russia unlikely to restore stockpile of long-range missiles, says Air Force
Ihnat stated that the invaders will look for various other options for destruction (Photo:www.facebook.com/PvkCenter)
Russia is unlikely to be able to rebuild the stockpile of long-range missiles it had before the full-scale war, Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said on Ukrainian national television on April 28.
“As for long-range cruise missiles, of course everyone is counting them,” he said.
“And everyone thinks that they can end. Well, Russia will continue to manufacture them, but not at such a pace. It’s clear that these missiles that they had, with which they attack us in the summer and autumn, they were manufactured over many years, and Russia is unlikely to be able to make up for that number now.”
Therefore, according to Ihnat, the invaders will look for various other options for destruction.
“Actually, guided air bombs are one of those options they use to replace missile weapons,” the spokesperson said.
“And they’ll also go back to (using) older missiles.”
Russia attacked Ukraine overnight with a barrage of 23 cruise missiles fired from Tu-95 bombers flying over the Caspian Sea to the east of Ukraine.
Ukrainian air defenses shot down 21 of the missiles, or 91%. However, one of the missiles struck an apartment block in the Cherkasy Oblast town of Uman to the south of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Rescuers as of 1640 on April 28 said 19 people had been killed in the missile strike, and a further 18 injured, of whom nine were being treated in hospital.
Russia launched regular mass missile attacks on Ukraine during the autumn and winter, but they started to become smaller and less frequent by spring, leading many to speculate that Russia might be running low on stocks of missiles.
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