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​The UK Defense Intelligence: Ukrainian Strikes Expose Gaps in russian Air Defenses, Prompting Retaliatory Missile Attacks

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The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has carried out a series of successful attacks on enemy targets in the temporarily occupied Crimea / open source
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has carried out a series of successful attacks on enemy targets in the temporarily occupied Crimea / open source

Attacks on Crimean targets degrade awareness, leading to widespread missile strikes across Ukraine in response

The Defense Intelligence of Ukraine stated the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked russian targets at Saky aerodrome and Sevastopol on January 4, 2024. These attacks highly likely degraded the awareness and coverage of russian air defenses over the Crimean region, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

In response, russia launched a number of missile attacks across Ukraine on January 8, 2024, targeting several cities including Kryvyi Rih and Zaporizhzhia city.

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The Crimean Bridge on fire Defense Express The UK Defense Intelligence: Ukrainian Strikes Expose Gaps in russian Air Defenses, Prompting Retaliatory Missile Attacks
The Crimean Bridge on fire / open source

This once again demonstrates the ineffectiveness of russian air defenses in protecting key locations, despite their enhanced preparedness. The scale of the russian response is likely indicative of the level of success achieved by the Ukrainian armed forces’ actions of January 4, 2024.

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