Ukrainian Air Force hints at what kind of missiles were used to strike Novocherkassk ship
Yuriy Ihnat, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman suggests it took more than one missile to hit the Russian landing ship Novocherkassk ship
In response to a question about the destruction of the Russian Novocherkassk ship, Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat suggested to a Radio Liberty host that Ukrainian pilots may have used Storm Shadow cruise missiles in the attack, Liga.net reported.
"I can hint: cruise missiles," said the spokesman, adding that there are "not many such missiles in the Armed Forces' inventory" that have been transferred by Western allies.
He mentioned specific missile types, including Storm Shadow and SCALP, highlighting the current inventory.
"We have Storm Shadow, we have SCALP. Of course, we would like to have German Taurus missiles, but for now we have these missiles in service," he said.
Pressed on the number of missiles required to destroy the Russian ship, Ihnat indicated that it would have taken more than one missile to achieve the desired effect. This statement implies that the attack on the Novocherkassk ship likely involved the launch of multiple Storm Shadow or similar cruise missiles by Ukrainian pilots.
On December 26, residents of Feodosia in Russian-occupied Crimea reported loud explosions over the city at night. The Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed the hit of the large landing ship Novocherkassk.