Ukraine depletes air defense missile stockpile repelling intense Russian attacks — Air Force
Spokesman for Ukraine’s Air Force Command, Yuriy Ihnat, says that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have used a large portion of their air defense missile reserves repelling Russia's latest massive attacks
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"Concerning the news about the supply of missiles for Patriot systems, it is crucial to emphasize that such information has consistently been limited. It's important to recognize how our adversaries perceive and exploit such details. First, news about the delay in F-16 delivery, then information about Patriot air defense system missiles, they are met with rejoicing from Russia. Moreover, in the Western media, this information comes from unnamed sources. This is how we start losing the information war," Ihnat said.
According to Ihnat, Ukraine is in constant need of replenishing missiles for air defense systems.
"We used up a lot of missiles and resources on two very powerful Russian attacks. This has been communicated to our partners. They are fully aware of the actual requirements. Therefore, it is unnecessary for media outlets to speculate on whether we can obtain missiles for air defense systems. Now we and our partners are working on this issue. We have been at war for two years now, when we constantly need missiles for air defense systems. The same applies to the Soviet S-300 and Buk-M1 systems. We do not produce missiles for these systems and have long since used up our own stocks. Everything that these systems work with is provided by our allies," he added.
- On the night of December 29, Russia launched several groups of Shahed drones that attacked Ukraine, and in the morning, terrorists launched missiles. They hit high-rise buildings, educational institutions, a shopping center, and a maternity hospital. More than 100 people were wounded and 22 killed.
- On the morning of January 2, Russian forces deployed strategic aviation to strike at Ukraine. The explosions occurred in Kyiv and Kharkiv, and there were casualties.