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Russia may rely on combined strikes with ballistic weapons – Defense Express

17 October, 2023 Tuesday
20:37

The editor-in-chief of Defense Express, Oleh Katkov, believes that the Russian forces may use combined attacks to strike Ukraine

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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.


 
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