Ukraine's mobile fire groups have ammo to counter several Russian attacks — commander
Ukraine's mobile air defense fire groups have enough MANPADS missiles to repel several powerful Russian attacks. But then Ukraine will need additional help from the West
The Commander of Ukraine’s Joint Forces, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev, shared the information during a meeting with the military near Kyiv, AFP reports.
"The current situation with man-portable air defense systems for mobile air defense groups is that there is enough ammunition to withstand the next few powerful attacks," Nayev said.
However, these stocks need to be replenished in the future.
"But in the medium and long term, we need help from Western countries to replenish the missile stock," the Joint Forces Commander added.
Nayev also noted that for Ukraine, "the priority is more ammunition," because Russian troops "really want to deplete our air defense system."
The outlet also noted: Nayev estimated the accuracy of Ukrainian air defense at about 90%.
"No other air defense system in the world is capable of showing such results, especially when fighting Russia," Nayev added.
- On the evening and night of January 2, Russian troops launched attack drones on the territory of Ukraine after the daytime attack: air defense systems were operating in Kyiv and Mykolaiv regions. The Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed all 35 attack drones.
- Later, Russian troops attacked Ukraine with strategic aircraft. A series of explosions occurred in Kyiv and Kharkiv. The attacks resulted in dead and wounded, and destroyed buildings. The Ukrainian Air Defense Forces destroyed 72 of the 99 Russian missiles: among them were 10 Kinzhal air defense missiles and 3 Kalibr cruise missiles.
- ISW reported that after the massive attack on January 2, the Russians would continue to experiment to adapt to the capabilities of Ukrainian air defense.