The Air Force explained why Russia is hitting Kyiv with Iskanders: there is an important nuance
The Russian terrorist army has significantly increased the intensity of its shelling of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. The enemy has recently been actively using ballistic-type missiles.
In just a few days, the Russians launched about two dozen Iskanders at Kyiv. Yuri Ignat, the speaker of the Air Forces Command of the AFU, told about it on the air of a telemarathon.
According to him, using Iskander ballistic missiles, Russian terrorists are trying to strike the Ukrainian capital unexpectedly. The enemy uses this type of weaponry so that civilians have a minimum of time to react to the air-raid alarm.
"What other weapons can they use to strike so quickly and efficiently? They have had attempts to strike with S-400 missiles specifically in the Kyiv region. The enemy uses these very operational-tactical complexes (Iskander, - ed.) in order to have a minimum of time to react to these things," said Ignat.
Also, the speaker of the Air Force Command of the AFU noted that when the Russian army uses sea-launched Kalibr cruise missiles or X-101/555 missiles from strategic bombers, there is about an hour from launch to arrival. During this time civilians will have time to react to the air-raid alarm and go to shelters.
In addition, Ignat added that using Iskander ballistic missiles, Russian terrorists want to take Ukrainian air defenses by surprise. However, the latest attacks show that the occupiers are powerless against the defenders of the Ukrainian sky.
It is worth noting that the AFU has repeatedly warned that even in the case of successful air defense, debris from missiles that fall from the sky at high speed is still a threat to civilians. Therefore, it is extremely important not to ignore air-raid alarms.
Recall that on the night of June 1, Russian occupation forces attacked Kyiv with rockets, and many loud explosions were heard in the capital - more than ten in just a few minutes. Air defense forces shot down enemy targets, but the fallen remnants of the rockets caused destruction and, unfortunately, deaths and injuries, including children.
Earlier it was reported that the victims of the Russian attack were two children, ages 5-6 and 12-13. According to the Kyiv police, Russia killed a 9-year-old girl (information clarified) and her 34-year-old mother, as well as a 33-year-old woman, on Thursday night. Twelve more people were injured.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, on the night of Tuesday, May 30, the occupants attacked Kyiv again. There were explosions in the Ukrainian capital, and air defense forces were working. Unfortunately, a 33-year-old woman died as a result of falling UAV debris, and 13 other people were injured (in the region as a whole).