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Estonia: Russia has lost the ability to defend its fleet

Aug 8, 2023

The AFU has an advantage in long-range artillery and precision strikes.


Colonel Mart Vendla, Deputy Chairman of the Estonian General Staff, said that Ukrainian troops have an advantage over Russian troops in long-range artillery and precision strikes, as they are better able to use their equipment due to good combat intelligence.

He noted that last week Ukraine demonstrated its ability to threaten the Russian navy at long distances using drones.

"And the fact that at a distance of 700 kilometers Russia is unable to defend its own landing ships is a rather eloquent fact. It means that the ability to defend its infrastructure along the Black Sea has really suffered a relatively big blow," Wendla said.

He also recalled the UAVs flying into Moscow and said they are predominantly small drones. "In doing so, they reach their target and bring a sense of the front lines to Moscow," the colonel noted.

Wendla believes that the drones targeting Moscow were likely launched from Russian territory, not Ukraine, and that "it is not entirely clear who is behind these attacks." However, "the fact that bombings in Moscow have become an almost daily occurrence shows that Moscow's air defense is not up to the modern threats."

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 09/08/2023

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