Russian invading troops shelling Nikolaev use S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, which leads to huge destruction.
About this during briefing at the Ukraine Media Center – Ukrinform was told by the head of the joint coordinating press center of the Defense Forces of southern Ukraine Natalya Gumenyuk.
“Now we are recording an atypical use of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, one of the batteries of which we have already destroyed. They continue to move them around the occupied territory of the Kherson region and strike from different directions. The peculiarity of this weapon, in particular, is the maximum defeat. Since the anti-aircraft missile system is designed to destroy targets in the air, that is, the rocket, flying out of the device, explodes in the air, destroying the target. If it hits a surface or, for example, a building that has acoustic additional power, then the breaking force increases several times. And stuffing this projectile with certain metal parts inflicts additional damage. Therefore, such a projectile has a very powerful force, and hitting the ground leaves very large craters, and also causes a large shock wave, which can also be destructive,” Gumenyuk explained.
As Ukrinform reported, at night and at dawn on July 31, the Russians fired about 40 rockets at Nikolaev, it was one of the largest attacks since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.