The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation continues to generate "news" about the "successful interception by means of anti-aircraft defense of Ukrainian Hrim-2 ballistic missiles. At the same time, they allegedly intercepted not one, but two at once.
Debris allegedly fell on the outskirts of the city of Dzhankoy in the occupied Crimea, a transport hub in the northeast of the russian-occupied Crimea peninsula, and damaged warehouses, Sergei Aksyonov, head of the illegal russian occupation government in Ukraine's Crimea, said via his Telegram channel.
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It's not possible to independently verify these claims. Social media accounts have published photos of smoke rising above the city. Aksyonov didn't specify what the warehouses stored.
This is the first time that the russian federation has decided not to exchange for trifles, because before that they claimed to shoot down at most one such Ukrainian missile.
Such messages have been generated in Moscow from time to timesince March of this year. According to official reports, in total during this time the enemy "knocked down" seven of these missiles: on March 30, April 9 and 23, May 7 and May 26, one each, and on Sunday, October 1, already two at once.
It should be noted that in Ukraine it was publicly announced that the state of work on the implementation of the Hrim-2 project is at the level of 75% (as of June 2023). At the same time, the development of the domestic analogue of this export version of the project, the Sapsan operational-tactical missile system, is estimated at the level of 65-70%. At the same time, Ukraine stated that at least another 0.5 billion dollars should be invested to complete the development of this missile. That is, taking into account this information, it is currently not clear which Ukrainian missiles down the russians are intended to shoot.
Moreover, the question remains whether the russian federation will be able to shoot down ballistic missiles at all. The point is that declaring and actually being able to do it are two huge differences…
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