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ATACMS should have greater effect: expert Zgurets on attack on ferries in Kerch Strait

31 May, 2024 Friday
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Defense Express CEO Serhiy Zgurets says that the strikes on Russian military targets demonstrate the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ effective work

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He said this on Espreso TV.

"Information related to strikes on Russian military targets is systematic and regularly appears in the information field. This indicates the effectiveness of the Ukrainian Defense Forces. This time, we can say that yesterday the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reported an attack on Russian boats using our MAGURA V5 maritime drones. These were quite effective attacks. And the General Staff reported that long-range munitions were used to strike the Russian ferry crossing near Kerch, where the enemy uses rail and road ferries to relocate its forces," Zgurets recalled.

According to the military expert, Russia is afraid to use the Kerch bridge, so it has relied on ferries.

"We have now seen the results of the ATACMS on these ferries. Two ferries were hit, one of them got stuck in the shoal and now it significantly complicates the further use of ferries in this area. It is interesting that we are talking about a distance of about 240 kilometers, if we are talking about using ATACMS, and this is a significant distance. Currently, monoblock munitions are no longer used, but rather cluster munitions. But I would like to see a greater effect from the ATACMS strike. We can already say that these long-range systems are being used against the enemy," Zgurets said.

  • On the night of May 30, a series of explosions occurred in the city of Kerch in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Russia reported damaged ferries, and in the morning, Ukrainian intelligence reported the destruction of two Russian boats.
  • Military expert Vladyslav Selezniov noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are gradually destroying the combat capabilities of the Russian forces in Crimea.
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