“Successful use of our long-range weapons: the target was hit 700 km away” – Mr. Zelensky posted Wire, Referring to an exercise of the Ministry of Strategic Industries.
according to station cnn, The Ukrainian President did not provide any pictures or say what type of weapon it was, nor did he specify where it was used.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – Photo: Reuters
and radio RT That said, shortly after Mr Zelensky’s statement, the Secretary of the Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine – Mr Alexey Danilov – posted a 20-second video on Facebook. X (Twitter old) shows what looks like a rocket being launched at night.
“The Ukrainian President’s missile program is working. Tests are successful. Deployment is effective. Sevastopol is waiting, Kamchatka is waiting, Kronstadt is waiting…” – wrote Mr. Danilov.
Sevastopol is a port city on the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, where there is a Russian naval base.
Meanwhile, the Kamchatka Peninsula belongs to the Far East region of Russia, and Kronstadt is a residential area in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg.
theo RTThe article reads like a threat of a long-range attack on Russia, but it also sounds like a misquote of a famous song that Russian President Vladimir Putin is very fond of.
“700 km” could also refer to Pskov, a city with a military airport in northwestern Russia that has recently been repeatedly attacked by drones.
Most recently, as early as September 1, an “unidentified object” was reported in the area near the Pskov airport, according to regional governor Mikhail Vedernikov.
The incident occurred around midnight local time, recorded by an air traffic control station in the Cresty area, right next to the airport.
Mr Vedernikov also shared a short video about the measures taken to disable the object, including the use of anti-aircraft guns. RT,
The official also said that there was no damage or injury on the ground after the incident. The Russian Defense Ministry has not yet commented.
Photos posted on Telegram by Pskov officials show what appears to be a flying object that was shot down by an air defense system – Photo: Telegram/RT
Earlier, at dawn on August 30, several drones attacked the city of Pskov and targeted the airport. Local officials said several Il-76 transport aircraft were damaged, but the Russian military has not yet confirmed the report.
Several flights were canceled to assess possible damage to the runway caused by the attack, but the airport resumed normal operations on 31 August.