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Russia hides its capabilities: military expert Zgurets on key detail of August 30 attack on Ukraine

30 August, 2023 Wednesday
14:15

Russia has begun to change the numbering system of its cruise missiles creating difficulties in determining the date of their manufacture.

Defense Express CEO and military expert Serhiy Zgurets shared the information on Espreso TV.

"What is interesting about today's missile attack? All the cruise missiles were shot down, but what is interesting is that I had a conversation with experts. They were examining the debris, and they noticed Russia had begun altering the manufacturing dates of these cruise missiles to obscure their origin. In the past, we could precisely identify their production date due to a specific numbering system," he said.

Zgurets highlighted that previously these missiles were launched immediately after production - they were manufactured and then employed in terrorist attacks against Ukraine.

"The debris of several missiles that were shot down today indicates that they were manufactured in the eighth quarter of last year. This confirms that the Russians have started changing the numbering of missiles and creating difficulties in determining the date of manufacture of these samples. I think they are masking their capabilities. This is a small detail related to today's attack," the expert summarized.

Attack on Ukraine on the night of August 30: details

Russian troops launched attack UAVs and cruise missiles at Ukraine. Two people were killed and three others were injured as a result of falling debris in Kyiv. An infrastructure facility and a railroad track were damaged in the Zhytomyr region. Read more about the attack here.

On the night of August 30, Ukrainian air defense forces destroyed 43 air targets in the skies over Ukraine: 28 cruise missiles and 15 attack UAVs. A total of 44 targets were launched.

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