We’ve heard from Ukrainian Naval authorities that they possess ‘invisible’ boats capable of striking Russian assets in the Sea of Azov, and now this:
Ukraine already has the capacity to develop a missile with a range of 1,500 kilometers capable of “reaching Moscow,” Ukrainian military specialist Valentin Badrak said in an interview with UkrLife.
According to Badrak, the conflict with Russia caused “exponential growth” in the area of Ukrainian military technologies. He emphasized that today engineers are capable of producing much more than the military can adopt into service.
According to him, the new weapon can bring “to change the rhetoric of negotiations” since Ukraine, armed with “one hundred or two hundred of these missiles” could “dictate its conditions” and “defend its position in the area of Euro-Atlantic integration.”
Earlier, Ukrainian Lieutenant General Igor Romanenko said that Ukraine should work on improving the Garpun and Grom-2 missiles so that they can reach several thousand kilometers and reach the “European part” of Russia.
The appeal of the Ukrainian general was commented on in the State Duma (lower house of the Russian parliament): Deputy Igor Belik said that the Ukrainian military did not take into account the development of anti-aircraft defense systems.
In August, the head of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, Aleksandr Turchinov, reported on the successful test of a cruise missile but did not specify the type of missile.
This comes as the commander of the Ukrainian armored boat Kremenchuk, Aleksandr Regula, declared that his boat is “invisible” to the Russian Navy. A senior Russian official appealed to the Ukrainian military not to invent stories, calling the Ukrainian launch a “Flying Dutchman”.
According to the Ukrainian commander who claimed in an interview with the Ucrainform agency, the Kremenchuk boat escorted the Ukrainian ships Donbass and Korets when they recently sailed along the Crimean coast towards the sea of Azov, having remained invisible to the Russian border service thanks to the “geometry especially of the hull, which absorbs the waves of the radars, and the cover of the boat.”
Grigory Ioffe, the head of the Crimean Chamber of Commerce, appealed to the Ukrainian military not to invent stories, sarcastically calling the “invisible” Ukrainian “Flying Dutchman” boat.