Russia accelerates massive airstrikes to probe Ukrainian air defense vulnerabilities – Air Force

Illya Yevlash
Illya Yevlash

Russia has shortened the gaps between massive airstrikes in order to find weaknesses in Ukrainian air defenses, newly appointed Air Force spokesman Illya Yevlash said on national television on March 26.

The ongoing strikes have recently focused on targeting Ukrainian infrastructure facilities.

"The enemy is constantly changing tactics, trying to find weaknesses in our air defense system," he said.

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The Russians will continue their efforts to destabilize the situation in Ukraine by carrying out massive attacks.

"Of course, we will continue to monitor, detect missiles and other enemy assets and engage them with fire."

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On March 25, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell discussed Europe’s potential to deliver additional U.S.-made Patriot air defense systems to Kyiv.

On March 22, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, condemned the Russian massive assault on Ukraine and declared that “all responsible will be held to account” on X.

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On the same day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia’s campaign of missile strikes on Ukraine’s cities and power grid was only possible because Ukraine lacks modern air defense systems in sufficient numbers.

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