Russia has no means to fight back: Dykyi explained how Ukraine managed to attack the occupants in Crimea with missiles 280 km away
The Ukrainian military has found a successful tactic for the use of Storm Shadow and SCALP cruise missiles. This is confirmed by strikes on Russian targets in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
First, Ukraine's defenders had to destroy the enemy's air defense in the west of the peninsula. Military analyst Yevhen Dykyi spoke about this during the TV marathon.
According to him, the Storm Shadow and SCALP cruise missiles were specially designed to destroy Soviet air defense. Currently, these weapons are successfully hitting the air defense of the Russian occupiers. However, the main disadvantage of these missiles is their relatively short range.
"Storm Shadow missiles, also known as SCALP, are fantastically powerful missiles. They are specially sharpened to break down the once Soviet and now Russian air defense. Bunker missiles are also specially sharpened. But there is one drawback: the flight distance is only 280 kilometers, so you can't get the peninsula from the mainland," Dykyi noted.
However, the analyst noted that Ukrainian soldiers were able to cope with this disadvantage by destroying Russian air defense in the west of the temporarily occupied peninsula. After that, the Ukrainian Armed Forces began demilitarizing enemy targets in Sevastopol and other cities of Crimea.
"Thus, we had to first dismantle the air defense of western Crimea, and then our Air Force began to use Su-24s literally under the coast of the peninsula and launch Storm Shadow at Sevastopol and other objects on the peninsula. It turned out that the Russians could not counteract at all," Dykyi said.
As a reminder, after a series of strikes by the Ukrainian Defense Forces on military facilities in the temporarily occupied Crimea, the invaders have stepped up repression on the peninsula. The occupiers detain Crimean residents on suspicion of "espionage" almost every day.
Russian invaders are trying to "seal" Crimea and keep hostages. After a series of successful strikes on the military infrastructure of the occupiers in Crimea, the situation on the peninsula has become very tense.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said that panic in the temporarily occupied Crimea will only increase. This is because that our Defense Forces are actively taking the island under fire control.