October 10, 2023, 13:28

Odesa region is being shelled with “onyx” due to a possible shortage of other missiles – Ukr Navy

The shelling of Odesa region with P-800 Onyx missiles may be due to a shortage of missile weapons. This assumption was made at a briefing at the Ukraine-Odesa Media Center by Navy spokesman Dmytro Pletenchuk. 

“They are now increasing the time interval between artillery attacks using cruise missiles. They need more time to assemble a certain number of these missiles. And as you can see, each wave of missiles is getting smaller and smaller. Because now they are actually working from an assembly line and have to wait until their military-industrial complex catches up with the number of missiles they need to carry out another massive attack,” Pletenchuk said.

It is cheaper for Russia to use drones now, he stated. Firstly, it is possible to throw them in waves, as missiles used to be, and secondly, it overloads the air defense system, and at least a few drones can hit the target, says the Navy spokesman.

“Their targets are primarily port infrastructure. It was the Russian spokesperson who said after the ‘grain deal’ that they would not fire at port infrastructure in any case. That Russia does not do this and “Putin is not like that. And 2–3 months later, the same speakers were boasting about how they had “destroyed” the port infrastructure,” Pletenchuk said.

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