Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy
September 26, 2023, 18:03

30-50 parts of Russian missiles are of foreign origin – Ukr Navy spokesman

Between 30 and 50 parts in Russian missiles are of foreign origin, and if Russia can circumvent sanctions, it will be able to increase missile production. Now Russia is faced with the need to replace foreign missiles with its own analogs, which are not reliable. This opinion was expressed by Dmytro Pletenchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Navy, at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center.

“They have the same situation with their ships. When they built, for example, the Admiralty series of 12 ships, they initially had German engines.

In 2014, they started installing Chinese engines. Now they are planning to complete this series with Russian engines. You can imagine how much the quality of these products will decline, because technologically Russia remains, in principle, a backward country,” Pletenchuk said.

Missiles are perhaps the only weapon used by Russian ships and submarines against Ukraine. There are almost always missile carriers in the Black Sea, three of them now, Pletenchuk noted. The rest of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is hiding in bays or somewhere around the corner of Crimea, where they consider themselves more or less safe and have at least some air defense, the officer said.

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