Russia almost used up stocks of high-precision weapons in Ukraine | News from Germany about Russia | DW

Russia by the third month wars in Ukraine used up most of its precision weapons and failed to achieve air superiority over Ukrainian aviation, reported on Monday, May 9, the American newspaper The New York Times (NYT) citing high-ranking officials of the US Department of Defense.

Russian pilots are often unable to quickly detect and hit targets on the ground, representatives told the publication. Pentagon. The Russian army, they say, has shown it can only hit stationary targets, using artillery or ballistic and cruise missiles that often fail or are inaccurate.

According to the US Department of Defense on May 2, since the beginning of the invasion, Russia has inflicted more than 2,100 strikes on the territory of Ukraine with precision-guided weapons. However, after the second week of the war, the use of such weapons declined sharply, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in a May 9 speech. “In fact, Russia continues strike at Mariupol conventional bombs,” another senior source told the NYT, referring to unguided munitions dropped from the air.

In the war with Ukraine, Russia is using Kh-101 bomber-launched guided cruise missiles, Tochka and Iskander short-to-medium-range ballistic missiles, and warship-launched Kalibr cruise missiles, one from the Pentagon.

This year, the Victory Parade in Russia, which demonstrates the equipment that is in service with the Russian army, was held, unlike in previous years, without an air unit. It was canceled in several cities due to bad weather.

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