Russia is now looking for new tactics for the use of strikes against Ukraine, and massive missile attacks may be a thing of the past, said Natalia Gumenyuk, spokeswoman for the Joint Coordinating Press Center of the Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, at a briefing at the Military Media Center.
According to her, now Russia “begins to distribute missile strikes in time. Sometimes this is a collaboration of sea and air strikes, as well as small parties of “Shaheds”.
“Now they want to neutralize our air defense and deliver effective strikes … The objective situation is that there are already much fewer missiles (in Russia – KR ), but they still exist. Production has almost stopped, but there is still food,” Gumenyuk said.
On March 1, the commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Serhiy Naev, said that the Ukrainian military was shooting down “80% or even more” of Russian missiles, but the enemy was changing tactics and methods of using air attack weapons.
“So we do analysis after every strike. This analysis is communicated and the commanders, accordingly, make such decisions so that the stability of air defense is at the highest level,” he added.
On the night of February 27, Russian troops launched Iranian Shahed drones across Ukraine from the territory of the Bryansk region of the Russian Federation. According to Yury Ignat, spokesman for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy changed the direction of the use of the Shahids, since at first there were launches from the annexed Crimea, possibly from the occupied Kherson region, then they began to launch from the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov.
According to the latest data from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia fired about five thousand missiles on the territory of Ukraine in a year.