Russia may rely on combined strikes with ballistic weapons – Defense Express
The editor-in-chief of Defense Express, Oleh Katkov, believes that the Russian forces may use combined attacks to strike Ukraine
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"If we look at the period when Russia's weekly strikes averaged 70 cruise missiles, with a peak of more than 100 such missiles, the enemy no longer has this capability. But Russia has significantly increased its use of ‘kamikaze’ drones. September has already become a record-breaking month, with Russia using more than five hundred drones. Now we are talking about more than 220 Shahed drones launched in October," Katkov said.
According to the editor-in-chief of Defense Express, Patriot or SAMP/T air defense systems are needed to intercept ballistic missiles and Kh-22 missiles.
"There is one more aspect – ballistic weapons and Kh-22 missiles, which the enemy used extremely moderately. We need to understand that in order to intercept ballistic missiles and Kh-22 missiles, we need to have Patriot or SAMP/T systems. Perhaps the enemy will rely on such a combination in the form of strikes with Shaheds and ballistic weapons," Katkov suggested.
On the night of October 17, the Russian army carried out another attack with drones, missiles, and aircraft on the territory of Ukraine.
On the night of October 17, Russian troops attacked Sloviansk, Donetsk region, hitting a college dormitory in the city center, with two people possibly trapped under the rubble.