"The enemy is facing a problem": the Navy explains why Russia has not been launching missiles from the sea for a long time
The Russian terrorist army has not been using Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles to strike Ukraine for a long time. Such pauses in attacks from the Black Sea may be due to the enemy's logistical problems.
The invaders were forced to relocate their missile launchers from the temporarily occupied Crimea to Novorossiysk. This was stated by Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, during a national telethon.
According to him, Russian troops keep most of the Kalibr cruise missile carriers in the ports of Novorossiysk. There, the Russians do not have the appropriate infrastructure to load missiles onto ships.
At the same time, the enemy does not want to send ships to the occupied Sevastopol because they know it is dangerous.
"The enemy was forced to relocate its cruise missile carriers to Novorossiysk, but the logistics that serve these missile carriers remained in Sevastopol. That's why we are seeing such a big pause in the use of missiles, because now the enemy is facing the problem of lack of logistics. They cannot load Kalibrs in Novorossiysk. So, until they solve this problem, they cannot use them. They need to move to Sevastopol to reload, and this is dangerous," Pletenchuk said.
In addition, it should be borne in mind that the Russian occupiers are trying to accumulate stocks of cruise missiles before the winter period. The military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation cannot meet the needs of the army, so the occupiers are forced to save missile weapons.
"The number of missiles, they are accumulating them now. They are waiting for the winter period. Given the fact that the military-industrial complex cannot supply the number they dream of, they are forced to endure such pauses," Pletenchuk noted.
As a reminder, the Russian terrorist army is capable of producing about 100 missiles per month. Today, the Russian army's stockpile of precision-guided missiles is estimated at about 800 units. It should also be borne in mind that the enemy often uses kamikaze drones for attacks.
Earlier it was reported that on November 4, Ukraine fired two SCALP-EG cruise missiles at the Askold small missile ship of the 22800 Karakurt project of the Russian army. As a result of the hit, the ship's bow was damaged, as well as the vertical launcher of the Kalibr-NK missiles that Russia uses to fire at Ukraine.
As OBOZ.UA reported earlier, the enemy can launch missiles from ships even in the bay, so the level of missile danger in Ukraine remains quite high.