Russian aviation avoiding entering defended Ukrainian airspace, says Air Force
Fighter aircraft or strategic aircraft of Russia strikes without entering the defeat zone of Ukraine's air defense (Photo:Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)
Russian forces are using their aviation only outside of the range of Ukraine’s air defenses, Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat told the Freedom television channel on Feb. 15.
To ensure that damage to Russia’s military aviation is minimized, Russia is also constantly moving its assets between airfields, he added.
“We see that enemy attack helicopters, as well as attack aircraft and bombers, are the first targets to be hit,” Ihnat explained.
“Fighter or strategic aircraft are launching strikes without entering the zone of damage of our air defense.”
Additionally, according to Ihnat, the Russian military no longer has a sufficient number of missiles for intensive shelling of Ukraine’s critical infrastructure.
“Everyone is counting missiles,” the official said.
“Yes, the enemy does not have enough missiles to destroy our critical infrastructure, namely energy sector facilities, with such intensity as they did in November-October. These were two months of such massive shelling, even more often than once a week.”
He noted that the lack of missiles has led to an increase in the intervals of shelling of Ukrainian territory, and it is already clear that Russia has failed to achieve its goal and stage a complete blackout in Ukraine.
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