Ukraine's transition to fierce defense won't stop Russia: intelligence explains why
Vadym Skibitskyi, deputy head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, says that Ukraine's transition to a fierce defense won't stop the Russian troops, as they are learning and improving their weapons
Skibitskyi said this at a discussion program in Davos, Interfax reports.
"The enemy is learning, and learning quite quickly. I'll just give you an example: the Kh-101 cruise missiles are completely different from those used in 2022. This is a missile with an active electronic warfare system, with active protection against heat trap emissions, etc.", he said.
According to the intelligence officer, this shows that Russia has no intention of stopping.
"Even if we move to a fierce defense, as many say, and start developing our military-industrial complex without taking into account the possibility of launching missile strikes or bombing attacks on targets, Russia will not stop," he said.
Skibitskyi emphasized that Ukraine should develop air defense and the defense industry to prevent the Russian army from seizing new territories.
"We have to develop everything: air defense, defense of the military-industrial complex, and its production, and we have to take counteroffensive measures to prevent the loss of territories. The experience of 2023 showed us this," he said.
- Earlier, the Kyiv Security Forum reported that Russia is modernizing its cruise missiles and intensifying air warfare. In particular, the Kh-101 missiles now have an air defense jamming system and, probably, a new navigation system.