The latest Russian Kh-50 missiles, mass production of which will be launched in the Russian Federation in the coming months, supposedly do not frighten Ukraine. This was stated by the speaker of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat.
On the air of a single telethon broadcast by all Ukrainian TV channels, Ignat called the Kh-50 "ordinary cruise missiles", which the Ukrainian air defense allegedly learned to shoot down long ago.
The speaker of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Army also added that in terms of their tactical and technical characteristics, the Kh-50 is absolutely no different from other cruise missiles used by the Russian army against targets in Ukraine, such as Kalibr, Kh-101 and Kh-555. Ignat suggested that the Kh-50 was launched into mass production solely because of its low cost, no different from conventional cruise missiles.
Earlier, the Ukrainian General Staff announced the plans of the Russian leadership to increase the production of Kh-50 missiles in order to intensify the launch of missile strikes on targets in Ukraine.
According to Oleksiy Gromov, Deputy Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Ukrainian military command has information that in June this year Russia plans to launch mass production of Kh-50 type strategic air-launched cruise missiles in order to be able to activate massed missile launchers in the fall. attacks on Ukraine.
The representative of the Ukrainian General Staff also stated that, according to the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since the beginning of the special operation, the Russian army allegedly launched about 8 missile strikes, while using up about half of the available stock of ground-to-ground missiles.