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Defence Express reveals details on Russia’s use of UMPB D-30SN bomb in Kharkiv strike on March 27

28 March, 2024 Thursday
20:15

Valerii Riabykh, military expert, development director of the Defense Express, emphasized that Russia is testing their new weapons on peaceful cities of Ukraine

He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"Russians continue their campaign of terrorizing civilians. We see that the Russians do not care what means they use. On March 27, Russia attacked Kharkiv using a UMPB D-30SN bomb. This is a new weapon that the Russians are trying to make similar to the GLSDB bomb, which can be launched from HIMARS. The Russians are currently working on the same concept. Based on the FAB-250 bomb, they made the UMPB D-30SN, which is likely to be launched from aircraft," explained Riabykh.

The UMPB D-30SN bomb poses a significant threat due to its design, featuring a jet engine with wings that enable it to be launched from a considerable distance.

"Russian propagandists say that this distance can be up to 90 kilometers. According to the enemy's plan, this bomb should be highly accurate. And here the question arises: is it really high-precision? The Russians say that the bomb is equipped with a device that allows it to be guided by GPS coordinates. They say this gives it the ability to hit military targets. However, we see that this was most likely an experimental use. This is because Russian terrorists continue the practice of military testing of their new weapons in peaceful cities of Ukraine," added Riabykh.

  • The Center for Countering Disinformation said that the information about the alleged Russian preparations for an offensive on Kharkiv is not true, and called it a fear-mongering propaganda campaign.
  • At the same time, according to Medusa, Russian security forces believe that Russia can occupy Kharkiv, but the decision to launch a new large-scale offensive has not yet been made.
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