‘Never anger a Russian warship’: Vladimir Putin’s Defense Ministry boasts of firing supersonic rockets at Ukraine from coastal defense system
- The Russian Defense Ministry announced a decision as the invasion entered its fourth week
- He posted images showing the missiles with 250kg warheads fired
- The ministry said three Bastion missiles were fired from its coastal defense systems
- Eight Kalibr cruise missiles were also launched from a guided missile warship
Yesterday Russia boasted of firing supersonic homing missiles at Ukrainian forces from its powerful Bastion coastal defense system.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced the move as Vladimir Putin’s stalled invasion entered its fourth week.
He posted images showing the missiles with 250kg warheads fired.
The powerful rockets can be seen fired vertically from the launcher before spinning and disappearing into the distance.
The ministry said in a statement that three Bastion missiles were fired from its coastal defense systems at targets belonging to Ukrainian forces.
He also said eight Kalibr cruise missiles were launched from a guided missile warship near the Black Sea port of Sevastopol.
Posting a video of the high-precision rockets being fired on its official Facebook page, the ministry wrote, “Never anger a Russian warship.”
A still image taken from a video made available by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense shows the launch of missiles by the coastal missile system “Bastion” on the infrastructure of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
The missiles were launched from an undisclosed area of Crimea on Wednesday, the ministry said.
Sea-launched Kalibr land-attack cruise missiles – which have a range of up to 1,500 miles – are used by the Russian Navy to target Ukrainian cities.
It comes days after the United States confirmed that Russia had used hypersonic missiles in “at least one instance”.
He said that an arsenal of weapons and military equipment of Ukrainian troops in the village of Orzhev, 14 kilometers northwest of the city of Rivne, two Tochka-U launchers near kyiv and eight anti-aircraft missiles were destroyed.
Invading troops reportedly fired the missile “at a stationary building at a relatively close distance,” the Pentagon said Tuesday.
The Kinzhal missile was fired at an arms depot in Ivano-Frankivsk, western Ukraine, on Saturday.
A Russian spokesman claimed he had destroyed military radio and reconnaissance centers near Odessa.
The ministry announced the move as Putin’s stalled invasion of Ukraine entered its fourth week.