Wallace confirms that Ukraine has already used Storm Shadow missiles

Wallace confirms use of British long-range Storm Shadow missiles in Ukraine

Ukraine has already used the previously transferred long-range Storm Shadow missiles. The Ukrainian military used them to hit targets after the UK announced the transfer of these powerful missiles.

The use of Storm Shadow in Ukraine was confirmed by UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. He emphasised that the weapons that London had handed over to Kyiv were "powerful" and "made a difference". The statement by the head of the British defence ministry was quoted by Sky News.

Wallace confirmed Ukraine's use of British long-range Storm Shadow missiles after London confirmed their transfer to Kyiv.

"All I can say is that my understanding is that they have been used since we announced their deployment to Ukraine, but I'm not going to go into detail," Wallace said, answering journalists' questions during the briefing.

He also added that the weapons systems given to Ukraine from Western allies were "powerful" and "made a difference".

The British Storm Shadow long-range missiles, which the UK has given to Ukraine, are precision weapons with a range of up to 250 km. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have never had anything like them before.

One of the main advantages of Storm Shadow is that the missile can bypass powerful air defence systems.

In addition, Storm Shadow can be used on Ukrainian aircraft of the Soviet model. The missile's warhead weighs 450 kg, making it effective for destroying enemy positions in the temporarily occupied territories. These missiles can be used at any time of the day, as well as in difficult weather conditions and when the enemy uses electronic warfare.

Earlier, CNN reported that Ukraine was already using Storm Shadow missiles against the occupiers. Referring to information obtained from their own sources, American and Western officials, the journalists stated that Ukrainian soldiers had destroyed several enemy targets with the help of British missiles.

The transfer of these missiles to the British Ministry of Defence was officially announced on May 11.

The Kremlin reacted to the provision of long-range Storm Shadow missiles to Ukraine with hysteria, promising Britain an "adequate response". And Russian propagandists raised panic, suspecting that the Ukrainian Armed Forces would now "strike deep into Russia".

Meanwhile, after the announcement of the Storm Shadow delivery, the "cotton" started to flow into the temporarily occupied Luhansk, which had previously remained out of reach of the Ukrainian army. After a series of attacks on the occupiers' locations and equipment, the invaders claimed that the strikes were carried out with British missiles.

The Ukrainian Air Force noted that these modern weapons could change the course of the war in Ukraine.

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