The Russian military has recently significantly reduced the use of barrage bombs on the territory of Ukraine. This was stated by Natalia Gumenyuk, head of the joint press center of the operational command "South", on the air of Radio NV.
"They have not abandoned the bombing with guided aerial bombs, but obviously, there are fewer of them. Previously, it was 3-4 times a day, then it went down to 2-3. Now it is actually (recorded - ed.) one case per day, as a rule. Most likely, all this is due to the fact that they are re-equipping these guided bombs from outdated bombs, giving them wings, as they say, to make these bombs work so that the aircraft remain intact," said Humeniuk.
She explained that the difficulty lies in the fact that the planes that launch these guided bombs do not come close to the area of the Ukrainian air defense system.
"We need not only our aviation, which could and does destroy enemy aircraft but also sufficiently powerful (foreign - ed.) air defense systems that would help us also destroy aircraft at a greater distance to relieve this tension from the air," Gumenyuk said.-
According to her, the Russians are currently unable to return to certain positions due to high water and are trying to use both barrage munitions and aircraft.
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 03/07/2023