Russian invaders changing tactics in missile attacks, says NSDC head
Danilov explained how the occupiers changed their rocket fire tactics (Photo:Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)
Invading Russian forces are trying to improve the situation on the front, changing their tactics, Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov said on Ukrainian national television on Feb. 16.
“Night shelling shows they’re preparing, they’re not sleeping,” Danilov said, commenting on the latest Russian missile attack.
“They understand this is the ‘last tour.’ They have to try to change the situation at the front in any possible way,” Danilov said.
So they’ve started using other means. Those flying objects (spy balloons) don’t pose a direct threat, but they really distract our forces. They (objects) can be fitted with various things that can be dangerous. That’s why our military is dealing with them. As for the night shelling, this indicates a change in their tactics. Unfortunately, these attacks will continue.”
Russia carried out another barrage of missile and drone strikes against Ukraine in the early hours of Feb. 16, hitting infrastructure facilities in the town of Kremenchuk, as well as Lviv, Kirovohrad and Poltava oblasts.
The Ukrainian Air Force said 36 air- and sea-based missiles were launched, including Kalibr missiles, with a total of 16 missiles being intercepted by Ukrainian air defenses.
There was an air alert during the previous afternoon, when up to six aerial targets, said to be balloons with radar reflectors attached, were launched by the Russians in the direction of Kyiv.
Ukrainian air defenses shot down at least one of the balloons and a photograph of the wreckage later began to circulate on social media.
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