New mobile air defense firing groups are being trained in northern Ukraine — Joint Forces Commander
New air defense fire groups are being trained and formed in northern Ukraine as an alternative to high-quality anti-aircraft missiles, which Russia anticipates Ukraine using to neutralize threats
This was announced by the Commander of the Joint Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev.
"The formation and training of new mobile air defense fire groups in the Northern operational zone is quite effective. This is made possible by new modern foreign-made weapons coming from partner countries," the general said.
Nayev noted that mobile fire groups play an important role in protecting Ukraine's airspace.
"Day and night, 24/7, these crews go on missions to destroy enemy air targets. Anti-aircraft machine guns are an adequate response to the enemy's strategy of depleting our air defense system," the Joint Forces Commander emphasized.
According to him, Russia is counting on the fact that a stockpile of expensive anti-aircraft missiles will be used up against its UAVs. Instead, the general added that the anti-aircraft machine gun system allows to solve a combat task using relatively inexpensive ammunition.
Nayev also said that more than 500,000 anti-tank mines had been installed in northern Ukraine to make the border as impassable as possible for Russian troops in the event of a repeat offensive.