According to the Ukrainian military, Russia is currently utilising nuclear-capable missiles with non-explosive warheads to overwhelm Ukraine’s air defences.
It revealed what it claimed to be pieces of nuclear-capable X-55 cruise missiles produced in the Soviet Union that were discovered in Ukraine’s two western regions.
According to a Ukrainian official, the rockets are being launched to “exhaust the air-defence system of our country.”
According to him, radiation readings on the fragments were not out of the ordinary.
According to Ukrainian military specialists, after launching wave after wave of enormous assaults on Ukraine’s vital infrastructure in recent weeks, Russia may have considerably reduced the size of its vast missile arsenal.
They claim that Moscow is now turning to blunt projectiles, which nevertheless wreak destruction. Similar conclusions were reached in a November intelligence report from the UK.
Russia, which began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, has not responded to the situation publicly.
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Mykola Danyliuk, a military official, displayed pieces of what he said were X-55 cruise missiles—known by NATO as AS-15—to reporters at a press conference on Thursday in the nation’s capital Kyiv.
According to him, the missiles were created during the Soviet era to strike “strategic targets with fixed coordinates.”
The missiles were created “exclusively as a nuclear delivery system,” according to the UK.
Russia has not officially reacted to the situation since it started an invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
At a press conference on Thursday in Kyiv, the nation’s capital, military spokesman Mykola Danyliuk showed fragments of what he claimed were X-55 cruise missiles, also recognised by NATO as AS-15.
He claims that the missiles were developed in the Soviet Union for the purpose of hitting “strategic targets with fixed coordinates.”
According to the UK, the missiles were developed “exclusively as a nuclear delivery system.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin “hasn’t done that yet,” US Vice President Joe Biden said, adding that he was “prepared” to speak with him if he indicated an interest in ending the war.
The systematic starvation of millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s was recognised by the German parliament on Wednesday as genocide, which Moscow claimed was an attempt to “demonise” Russia.
The acting chief engineer of the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, was dismissed by the country’s nuclear operator after being accused of treason and working with the Kremlin.