Russia's key weapon disabled

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.28 - 2023 7:49 AM CET

Russia's key weapon disabled.

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In its daily update, the UK Defense Ministry has stated that Russia has ceased using its fleet of heavy long-range bombers.

Via X, formerly known as Twitter, the UK Defense Ministry wrote:

"The fleet of heavy long-range bombers of the Russian Air Force has not flown any cruise missile strikes on Ukraine for over a month – one of the longest gaps since the start of the conflict. While Russia is still capable of using other attack capabilities, the LRA was the key weapon that Russia would likely use for attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure in the winter when new LRA ammunition stocks are produced."

The statement from London further elaborates:

"Russia will most likely continue to supplement any such campaign with Iranian one-way attacks using unmanned aerial vehicles. It is almost certain that it had to reduce the frequency of its attacks to replenish its dwindling supply of AS-23a KODIAK cruise missiles, the primary method for conducting precision strikes from a distance."

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