Ukrainian-made missile able to hit targets 1,500 km inside Russia nearly ready

2 September, 06:45 PM
Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:РНБО)

Oleksiy Danilov (Photo:РНБО)

The Ukrainian military will soon be able to strike targets located as far as 1,500 km into Russian territory, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, said on Ukrainian Radio.

"There are two directions that have been developed for a certain period of time: the missile program, which was approved back in 2020 to create our own Ukrainian missiles, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, which are being deployed effectively with the involvement of a large number of private companies," said Danilov.

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"A very large number of professional people have worked to ensure that Ukraine has the opportunity to strike targets located deep in Russian territory."

Unlike Russia, Ukraine will only ever strike military targets and not civilians, Danilov said.

"All this will have its results, taking into account the fact that we do not attack civilian objects of the Russian Federation — schools, kindergartens — as the terrorist country does. We attack either factories or military productions — the components that kill our children. We have to put an end to this," Danilov said.

"However, Ukraine does not control attacks from inside the Russian Federation, which may be carried out by partisans who are in the Russian forests."

Ukraine continues its development of long-range weapons, said Ukraine’s Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) spokesperson Andriy Yusov, hinting at further high-precision strikes on Russian territory.

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