During the latest attack on Ukraine, the Russians were looking for Patriot air defenses
The reason for the massive missile attack on Ukraine on March 9 was the search for Patriot air defense systems. This was stated by the head of the press center of the Operational Command South, Natalya Gumenyuk, on the air of the telethon.
«We understood and expected the accumulation of forces and means, carefully monitored the actions of the enemy and understood that undulating attacks were being prepared . But, let me remind you, we were all ready for the fact that they would look for new tactics of action, including countering our air defense,” said Gumenyuk.
She explained that at first the Russians traditionally launched kamikaze drones into Ukraine to find air defenses. The occupiers then attacked with various types of missiles.
This was followed by a wave of enemy drone launches to scout the aftermath of the strikes. In the end, Russia fired ballistic missiles at Ukraine, including «Daggers».
«It is quite obvious that the enemy used such tactics in order to to attribute victory to yourself. And check our readiness to respond to them. A significant role in this was played by the previous information that Ukraine is already equipped with Patriot-type systems. And they tried to make sure that this is really so», the speaker added.
- On the night of March 9, Russia launched another massive missile attack on Ukraine. In total, the enemy fired 81 missiles.
- The Russian Defense Ministry said that this missile attack on Ukraine was a “retaliation strike” for the Bryansk region.