Russia is keeping an increased number of ships in the Black Sea: 15 ships, including five missile carriers. They have up to 35 Kalibr missiles.
Among the carriers are underwater ones, from which missile launches are difficult to detect, Nataliya Humenyuk, head of the Joint Press Centre of the Southern Defence Forces, said during the telethon.
"The threat is considered very high. It's been a long time since such a large number of missile carriers have been recorded in the Black Sea, they wouldn't bring so many out at once. Now we are also observing enemy aircraft activity. Given that the enemy is looking for new tactics for missile strikes, it may not necessarily be massive, it may be pointed, it may be in waves. But such readiness definitely indicates a high threat, and we need to be very vigilant," she emphasized.
Humenyuk emphasized that it is impossible to know the exact day and time of the missile attack.
"We understand that we cannot absolutely repel all missile strikes, we do not have a covered sky. Our air defence is working, and it should not be interfered with, it should not be reported," she said.
For three nights in a row, the enemy has been launching drones at Ukrainians. Last night, all four were shot down. Two UAVs were shot down on the night of 28 February over Dnipropetrovsk Region, before that the enemy launched another massive attack on the night of 27 February. The Russians launched 14 Iranian drones, 11 of which were shot down by air defence. Three hit Khmelnytskyy, killing two rescuers and injuring several others.