Russia is deploying missile forces to the border with Ukraine: the Air Force clarifies the situation
Russia has moved to deploy its missile forces to Ukraine's border areas, increasing the risk of new massive attacks. First and foremost, facilities in Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Poltava, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Sumy and Kharkiv regions will be under threat.
This was stated by Oleksiy Hromov, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during a briefing at the military command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to him, the enemy is ready to use X-35 missiles (to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of the page).
"The aggressor is currently focusing on targets related to logistics, industrial facilities, as well as oil and gas supply," the military said.
According to available data, Moscow has moved a division of the Bal coastal missile system to Bryansk region. It is designed to control territorial waters and strait zones; protect naval bases, other coastal facilities and the coast; and protect the coast in dangerous areas of possible landing.
Range: 120 km with the X-35 missile and 260 km with the X-35U missile. At the same time, the speed of the X-35U allows it to be shot down by Ukrainian air defence.
In this regard, Armed Forces spokesman Yuriy Ihnat expressed confidence that the military leadership is aware of the new threats that are emerging and will take measures to counter them.
"The redeployment of this division indicates that the enemy still has a shortage of cruise and ballistic missiles," he said.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported that on the night of June 15, the air defence forces repelled another Russian attack on Ukrainian cities. The air defence forces managed to shoot down one cruise missile, 20 Shahed-136/131 drones and another enemy reconnaissance UAV.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Armed Forces explained the reason for the increase in enemy shelling of Ukraine's rear areas. The fact is that the Russian military had to retreat and reorganise in new defensive positions, and from there they are hitting the places they can reach with shells.