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Russia ‘combines’ missiles in night attacks on Kyiv: what are targets and how much enemy has in stock?

20 May, 2023 Saturday
20:31

On the night of May 20, the Russian occupiers attacked Ukraine from the north with 18 Shahed-136/131 attack drones, which were sent to the Kyiv region

All of them were destroyed by the forces and means of the Center Air Command of the Ukrainian Air Force.

Since the beginning of May, the Russian occupiers have significantly changed the nature and approach to missile attacks on the Ukrainian capital. They are now comprehensively addressing the problem of hitting the targets they have identified.

Currently, the attacks are aimed at destroying the Ukrainian air defence system that protects Kyiv.  The possibility of striking at the so-called "decision-making centres" should not be ruled out.

It is worth noting that the occupying Russian forces will be able to use Kh-47 Kinzhal precision-guided missiles against Ukraine for a long time. The enemy will use them in combination with other types of missile weapons and UAVs.

“The occupying Russian forces will be able to use Kh-47 Kinzhal precision-guided missiles against Ukraine for a long time. The enemy will use them in combination with other types of missile weapons and UAVs”

Missile attacks will last a long time. Depending on the type of missiles.

When it comes to frontline cities, the Russians use S-300s, of which they still have quite a few.

If we take into account that they have several dozen of them and have launched a maximum of two dozen, the attacks with Kinzhal will last for a long time.

It is far from certain that the enemy will use Kinzhal in the amount of six units at a time.

Single launches during a complex strike, the so-called "star" attack, using various types of precision weapons – Kinzhal, Kalibr, Iskanders, and others – can continue for some time. Therefore, to calm down and say that they no longer have the ability to do so is outright nonsense. They do have the capabilities.

Let me remind you that the vulnerability of the Kinzhal ballistic missiles probably came as a surprise and caused confusion in Russia. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin had classified this system as "invincible."

Specially for Espreso

About the author. Dmytro Sniehyriov, columnist for Espreso

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