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Budanov: One-third of naval kamikaze drones achieve their targets in Crimea

"These 30% are a problem for the Russians". 

Budanov: One-third of naval kamikaze drones achieve their targets in Crimea
Kyrylo Budanov
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The Russian military destroys up to 70% of the naval kamikaze drones used by Ukraine to hit targets in occupied Crimea. However, 30% of the drones reach their targets.

This was stated in an interview with Radio Svoboda Krym.Realii by the head of the Defence Intelligence Kyrylo Budanov.

He refused to name the number of drones used by Ukraine, only noted that there are many of them. The head of the Defence Intelligence also did not tell about the tasks they perform.

"For obvious reasons, it is impossible to say how many drones there are. But, as you have seen our video-cuts, the ones made by the Armed Forces, the ones made public by the SBU, just calculate how many it should be, give or take. Let's just say it's a lot. It's really a lot," Budanov said.

He added that the cost of the drone and the cost of the ship it can hit are incomparable. Therefore, "we can say that this is quite effective way." However, according to Budanov, the Russians destroy 60%-70% of drones.

"This is true. There is nothing to hide here, as they say. However, the problem for them is the remaining 30%," he added.

On 23 August at about 10:00 a.m. there was an explosion near Olenivka on Cape Tarkhankut in the temporarily occupied Crimea, that destroyed a Russian long- and medium-range S-400 Triumph air defence missile system. 

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