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​What a Dangerous Trend Sunday's russian Strike With the Kinzhal Missiles on Ukraine Showed

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MiG-31K aircraft along with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile / Open source illustrative photo of pre-war time
MiG-31K aircraft along with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile / Open source illustrative photo of pre-war time

russian terrorists use repeated strikes on previously hit targets in order to increase the number of casualties among civilians as well as rescuers

On the morning of Sunday, March 24 of this year, russian invaders attacked one of the critical infrastructure facilities in the Lviv region with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missiles. The strike followed the announcement of a new air alert at 9:31 a.m. Sunday, after a previous massive enemy attack was repulsed, as a result of which Ukrainian anti-aircraft fighters shot down 18 cruise missiles as well as 25 Shahed-type kamikaze drones.

The number of the Kinzhal missiles that were launched by russian terrorists was not officially reported. There was only a message from the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, Kozytskyi, that two rocket hits were recorded on a critical infrastructure object, which had already been hit during the previous morning's massive air attack. Even on the basis of this, we can record that in the period from March 21-24, 2024, the russian federation used at least 9 Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missiles against Ukraine.

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What does the Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missile consist of / illustrative collage, Defense Express
What does the Kinzhal air-launched ballistic missile consist of / illustrative collage by Defense Express

It should also be noted that, in the case of Sunday's missile attack, russian terrorists attacked the same critical infrastructure facility first with cruise missiles and/or Shahed-type kamikaze drones, and then struck again with the Kinzhal missiles a few hours later.

In this episode, it is unlikely that the enemy could have time to conduct a preliminary reconnaissance of the affected object, decide to fire again, prepare for takeoff and raise four MiG-31K with Kinzhal missiles for attack in just 3 or so hours.

Most likely, the aggressor in this case acted according to a pre-prepared plan: he struck the first strike with cruise missiles and/or Shahed kamikaze drones, and a few hours later struck the same object with a second strike with the Kinzhal missiles. Apparently, according to the plans of the russian terrorists, the strike was supposed to be carried out precisely at the moment when search and rescue and recovery operations could already be taking place at the object, and this was done in order to increase the number of victims as well as for harder damage.

MiG-31K aircraft along with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile, Defense Express
MiG-31K aircraft along with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile / Open source illustrative photo of pre-war time

Similar terror tactics were already used by the enemy during the missile attack on Odesa on March 15, 2024. We will remind that at that time, russian terrorists first attacked one of the infrastructure facilities in the city, and after some time launched an Iskander ballistic missile at the same facility, where search and rescue operations were already underway. As a result, this significantly increased the number of victims of such an insidious attack (21 people died and 73 people were injured).

Similar "know-how" in terror tactics the russian federation "worked out" even during the campaign of strikes on Syria. We should be prepared that now the russians will use this "Syrian" billet more often when shelling Ukrainian infrastructural facilities, which may in particular complicate the conduct of rescue operations and works to restore facilities damaged by russian terrorists.

MiG-31K aircraft along with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile, Defense Express
MiG-31K aircraft along with Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile / Open source illustrative photo of pre-war time
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