ATACMS will help destroy all aircraft at Crimean airfields - political analyst on possibilities for Ukrainian offensive
Soon, the Ukrainian Armed Forces will be able to use ATACMS to destroy Russian airfields in Crimea, which will open up new prospects for the Ukrainian offensive
Political scientist Volodymyr Tsybulko said this on Espreso TV.
"The absence of enemy aircraft at the front is a great opportunity for the Ukrainian offensive. Most likely, if Russia does not withdraw its aircraft and helicopters in the near future, they will all be shot down. This means that the Crimean airfields will be excluded," the political analyst noted.
Tsybulko noted that after the US announced the provision of ATACMS, it turned out that these were cluster ATACMS, which are extremely necessary for the frontline operations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It is important that these missiles can hit airfields.
"They really change the balance of power. One such missile covers a huge area and destroys at least one company of the enemy in one shot. And with a higher concentration, it can cover an entire battalion. That is why it is a very effective weapon designed specifically for offensive purposes, for knocking out enemy depots," summarized Volodymyr Tsybulko.
The latest on the Ukrainian Armed Forces' strikes on the Russian Black Sea Fleet
- In September, attempts to destroy the Russian Black Sea Fleet gained momentum. On September 3, the Ukrainian military eliminated the Russian invaders' boat Tuna in the Black Sea during an attempt to land an enemy landing party, killing six Russian occupiers.
- Another successful hunt by Ukrainian soldiers for Russians at sea was a strike on the Sevastopol shipyard in the temporarily occupied Crimea on September 13. Satellite imagery showed that cruise missiles, presumably Storm Shadow, hit the large landing ship Minsk and, more importantly, hit the Varshavianka project diesel submarine Rostov-on-Don. It should be noted that an air attack on an enemy submarine is a rare operation in the history of warfare. The SBU Special Forces shared the details of the operation and the destruction of two Russian vessels.
- On September 14, in Yevpatoria, the SBU, together with the Navy, conducted a special operation and attacked the Russian air defense system Triumph.
- On the evening of Sunday, September 17, explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol and on Cape Fiolent. The occupying authorities reported the operation of Russian air defense.
- On September 20, the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully attacked the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.
- On Friday, September 22, powerful explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Crimea: the Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the defeat of the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol.
- Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, suggested two options for the future of the Russian Black Sea Fleet: liquidation will be either voluntary or forced.