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Gen Nayev says Russia makes broader use of guided bombs

This way, it is using its superiority in aviation. Supply of modern aircraft from partner countries could change the situation.

Gen Nayev says Russia makes broader use of guided bombs
Gen Serhiy Nayev
Photo: AFU Joint Forces

Russia has recently changed its tactics of warfare by more frequently using guided aerial bombs, the commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lt-Gen Serhiy Nayev has said.

"According to the canons of military science, changes in tactics are primarily due to the development of technology, as well as the appearance of the latest and most advanced weapons and military equipment on the battlefield. In the context of international sanctions, Russia is significantly limited in the production of new weapons, and needs additional time and resources to establish import substitution of the deficient element base," the general said.

He noted that at the same time, the number of times the enemy has used guided aerial bombs - modernised Soviet FABs - has increased. According to him, this is a vivid example of how Russia is using its superiority in aviation, as it uses these bombs without entering the area of Ukraine's air defence.

According to the general, the bombers are covered by Su-30 and Su-35 fighters, whose on-board weapons allow them to detect and destroy interceptor aircraft before they approach the distance of air-to-air missile launch.

Nayev noted that the supply of modern aircraft from partner countries would change the situation.

In addition, he said that over the past six months, Russia has resumed the use of S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles against ground targets.

As a reminder, over the past 24 hours, Russia launched six missile and 62 air strikes against Ukraine. Ukraine's Armed Forces repelled 43 attacks in the Bakhmut, Avdiyivka and Maryinka sectors.

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