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Russia uses a rare Soviet-era P-35 anti-ship missile to strike Ukraine — military expert

19 January, 2024 Friday
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Defense Express director and military analyst Serhiy Zgurets noted that Russia is trying to use any remaining missile weapons to strike Ukraine

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"A rare 4-ton P-35 anti-ship missile from the 1960s was shot down near Odesa. After analyzing the wreckage and talking to experts who are familiar with the equipment of these missiles, we concluded that this is the first example of the use of the P-35 missile by the Russians, which was developed in 1962. Initially, this missile was stored in the Ukrainian army's stockpile. There is a Soviet complex called Utes located near Balaklava, and there were two divisions. When the Black Sea Fleet was divided, Ukraine received these complexes. In 2014, the annexation of Crimea took place, the enemy seized this territory, and in 2019, the Russians restored one of the divisions that had been mothballed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This division was located in the village of Rezervne," explained Zgurets.

According to the military expert, there is an assumption that the P-35 missile was launched from the coastal stationary complex.

"The P-35 missile is inaccurate, but as powerful as the Kh-22. It has a range of up to 300 km and a warhead weight of 1 ton. It can even carry nuclear warheads. This shows that Russia is trying to use any remaining missile weapons to strike our cities," added Zgurets.

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