Air Force notes change of Russian missile tactics

20 December 2022, 01:32 AM
Kyiv has become the number one target for Russian attacks (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Kyiv has become the number one target for Russian attacks (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

The specifics of Russian attacks on Ukrainian territory have changed recently, the spokesman for the Air Force, Yuriy Ihnat, told Channel 24 on Dec. 19.

Earlier, the Russian army command tried to interrupt the supply of military aid sent to Ukraine, so they struck at the western part of the country.

Now Kyiv has become the main target of the enemy.

"Russians hit Kyiv the most," Ihnat said.

"Kyiv is the number one target for the enemy. Not even the capital itself, but critical infrastructure facilities."

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The Air Force attributes intensive attacks on the capital to the fact that the Russian troops are running out of missiles.

He added that the decrease in the intensity of missile attacks on western Ukraine is also due to the fact that "the missiles still have to somehow get there."

On the night of Dec. 18-19, Russia conducted a mass attack on Kyiv City and Oblast, using Iranian-made drones.

Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klychko confirmed the explosions in Solomyanskyi and Shevchenkivskyi districts of the capital, as critical infrastructure was hit. In some areas of Kyiv there were partial power outages.

Besides, infrastructure facilities and private houses were damaged in Kyiv Oblast.

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