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Ukrainian general names means necessary for effective destruction of ballistic missiles

25 November, 2023 Saturday
14:35

General Ihor Romanenko, founder of the 'Let's Close the Skies of Ukraine' Charitable Foundation, spoke about the means necessary for the destruction of ballistic missiles

He said this on the Espreso TV channel.

"The American Patriot makes it possible to destroy ballistic missiles, which include the Kinzhal (based on the Russian ballistic missile of the operational-tactical complex - ed.), Iskander and missiles launched from air platforms. In order for them to be effective, especially at night, it is necessary to ensure the operation of these firepower. That is, the means to detect them and the searchlights that would visually allow them to be detected, laser pointers, thermal imagers. These are elements that increase the effectiveness of mobile groups," he said.

Currently, Ukraine has become a country with missile defense because we received the US Patriot, the general noted.

"Our state is developing rapidly in this area and is unique in the world, as other countries do not have such a large number of different means, as well as experience in their use. The Patriot systems we received from our partners are very powerful systems that can destroy ballistic missiles. It is also a fight against Shahed, i.e. unmanned aerial vehicles operating at low altitudes," Romanenko added.

  • On the night of November 25, the Russian invaders launched a record number of drones into the territory of Ukraine. In response, the Air Defense Forces destroyed 74 UAVs.
  • As a result of the largest attack on Kyiv since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion, 5 people were injured and a number of districts were destroyed.
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