"The hardest part of winter is ahead":in Defence Intelligence of Ukraine a forecast of Russian missile strikes was given and the danger was pointed out
The most difficult part of the winter is ahead for Ukrainians, as there are no massive Russian missile attacks on targets in Ukraine. The enemy has not yet restored the stockpile of missiles it needs, which were used last winter against our country.
This was stated by Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, during the telethon "United News". He also emphasized that Russia has an "unlimited number" of missiles for S-300 systems.
The spokesperson noted that the occupiers have significant stocks of old Soviet weapons, although not all of them can be restored or modernized. Russia also retains certain capabilities to produce other types of weapons.
"So, of course, this is a serious challenge for the Security and Defense Forces of Ukraine, and certainly for the pro-Ukrainian coalition," Yusov said.
He noted that Ukraine needs Western support and strengthening of its air and missile defense systems, as the most difficult part of the winter is still ahead.
Yusov said that Russia is currently able to restore its missile stockpile, although this is not happening to the extent that the occupiers would like. This means that the aggressor's missile resources are now much smaller than they were last year and at the beginning of the full-scale invasion.
"But nevertheless, they are there. This means that the threat to the Ukrainian energy and civilian infrastructure remains," the spokesman noted.
Yusov also noted that the enemy uses active combined attacks, launching drones and missiles simultaneously.
"However, the enemy has not yet restored the scale and number of attacks of the Surovikin era, when he actually destroyed the Russian missile arsenal," Yusov emphasized.
He also explained that the occupiers may have changed their tactics, as missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine have not yet been dominant.
"This may be a change in tactics, and yet the hardest part of winter, including in terms of temperature, is ahead. This means that any alarm signal is a serious warning of a serious danger," the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine representative added.
Earlier it was reported that Russian troops continue to intensively use artillery to shell the positions of our troops and civilians. The enemy uses about 10 thousand artillery shells per day.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Ukraine's defenders eliminated 1120 Russian occupants during the fighting at the front on December 6. Thus, the total number of manpower of the Russian Armed Forces neutralized on Ukrainian soil reached 336,230. During the day, 21 artillery systems of the Russian Armed Forces were also destroyed.