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Russia possibly fires North Korean KN-23 missile against Ukraine on Feb. 15

16 February, 2024 Friday
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Serhiy Zgurets, the CEO of the media and consulting company Defense Express, believes the large crater near Kyiv was formed due to the North Korean KN-23 missile explosion

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"Currently, experts are analyzing the debris from yesterday's Russian attack. Indeed, there is a large crater near Kyiv. It is likely that it was formed by the warhead of the North Korean KN-23 missile. The warhead of this missile weighs approximately 500 kg. Yesterday was not the first time Russia used these North Korean missiles," noted Zhurets.

According to a military expert, the North Korean KN-23 missile has capabilities comparable to the Russian Iskander ballistic missile.

"The Patriot and SAMP/T systems are capable of intercepting these missiles. However, there is a question of how extensively North Korea will continue to supply such weapons to Russia. Earlier, American intelligence reported that around 10 launchers and a certain number of missiles had been transferred. Already, 9 launches have been recorded over Ukraine," added Zhurets.

  • On the morning of February 15, Russian forces launched missiles against Ukraine. Local authorities reported strikes in the center and west of the country.

  • On the night of February 15, Russian forces launched 26 missiles of various types at the territory of Ukraine. Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 13 missiles.

  • Despite Moscow's claims that its military-industrial complex is capable of meeting all its needs, Russia is forced to buy outdated ammunition and missiles, some of which were produced more than 40 years ago.

  • The independent research organization Conflict Armament Research (CAR) has found that the missile used by Russia to hit the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on January 2 was manufactured in North Korea.


 
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