Kyiv believes that Russian troops haven’t used high-precision missiles for quite a long time because Moscow has used up to 60% of its pre-war stocks and has problems to replenish them due to the Western sanctions.
During a press conference on Thursday, Vadym Skibytsky, a representative of the Defense Intelligence of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, quoted data from the Ukrainian military intelligence about Russian possession of Iskander, Kalibr system, and the cruise missiles Kh-101, Kh-555.
The Defense Intelligence is tracking the condition and numbers of the high-precision weaponry that Russia is using.
According to Kyiv, Moscow has been using repurposed anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles to target Ukrainian forces in recent weeks, since it can’t obtain the parts of its more advanced equipment due to the Western sanctions. While Ukrainian military intelligence can keep track of weapons components manufactured abroad, Russia has quite huge stores for the old, Soviet Union weaponry that is difficult to assess, Skibytsky explained.
Old or not, it seems that whatever weapons Moscow uses, Russian attacks are leaving a horrible impact.
The regional prosecutor’s office informs that three people were killed and 23 were injured in Kharkiv on Thursday during the Russian bombardment of a public transport stop near the market with Uragan rocket launchers.
Another three civilians were injured in the residential building the Russian military shelled in the Saltivskyi district of Kharkiv, while the overnight heavy shelling of the town of Chuhuiv has damaged a water treatment plant.
Oleh Synehubov, head of the Kharkiv region military administration, said that the regional prosecutor’s office launched a criminal investigation into these attacks targeting the streets of the city, trade pavilions, and residential infrastructure only.