Secretary of the Nationwide Safety and Protection Council stated the primary batch of long-range Military Tactical Missiles Methods (ATACMS) supplied to Ukraine “exceeded expectations,” and assaults by Russian helicopters have decreased because of the missiles, Liga information outlet reported on Oct. 24.
“After we began receiving ATACMS, and the primary batch that was there, and the appliance of the primary batch — it exceeded all expectations. Remember the fact that after that the assaults decreased, so far as [attacks] by helicopters on our troops are involved,” Danilov stated.
A big portion of Russian helicopters have additionally “escaped” from occupied Crimea, the secretary added.
Ukrainian forces used U.S.-supplied ATACMS for the primary time on Oct. 17 to strike Russian military airfields in occupied Berdiansk in Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Luhansk.
In line with the U.K. Defense Ministry, the strikes presumably broken 9 Russian navy helicopters in Berdiansk and 5 extra in Luhansk, however the extent of harm remains to be unconfirmed.
The U.S. has supplied round 20 ATACMS to Ukraine, the New York Occasions reported on Oct. 18, citing two Western officers.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had lengthy campaigned for the donation of those weapons attributable to their vary, which might permit Ukrainian forces to strike Russian targets deep behind the entrance line.
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