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Escalation of threat: Ukrainian military highlights increased missile danger

Escalation of threat: Ukrainian military highlights increased missile danger Natalia Humeniuk (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Russia is escalating the situation in the Black Sea. The enemy has deployed three missile carriers into the waters for combat rotation, signaling a significant rise in missile threat, according to a statement from the spokesperson for Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, Natalia Humeniuk.

"Today, the situation in the Black Sea is being escalated by the adversary. And I don't believe it's artificial. Because, indeed, for a very long time, missile carriers were not on combat rotation. Today, we have recorded the deployment of three at once," said Humeniuk.

According to her, this involves two submarines and the frigate Admiral Makarov.

"Their armament together can reach up to 16 Kalibr missiles. This is a very powerful signal of increased missile threat in this direction. And Kalibrs, I remind you, are highly precise weapons that the enemy often targets at specific objects they choose as their target," emphasized Humeniuk.

She noted that the occupiers had long been exploring options for targeting energy, critical, and industrial infrastructure crucial to the Ukrainian economy.

"And, of course, the port infrastructure, which also doesn't give the enemy peace, doesn't go unnoticed," summed up the spokesperson.

Missile carriers return to rotation in the Black Sea after a pause

After a break today, Russia deployed three missile carriers into the Black Sea for combat rotation. It's worth noting that the enemy had refrained from such actions for a long time due to severe storms at sea hindering them.

Consequently, the Armed Forces of Southern Ukraine are calling for a prompt response to air alarm signals.

Threat of attacks on New Year

Last New Year, Russian forces massively attacked Ukraine from the air. Therefore, a repetition of this scenario this year is not excluded.

In particular, the spokesperson for the Defense Forces of Ukraine, Natalia Humeniuk, has noted that an increase in shelling from the side of the occupying forces during the Christmas-New Year holidays is possible. However, she has pointed out that one should not be tied to specific events since the enemy may escalate terror regardless of the date on the calendar.

Moreover, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Forces, Yurii Ihnat, stated that anything could be expected from the enemy. Because last year, on New Year's, the aggressor launched a record number of missiles into Ukrainian territory. This time, Russia has about 1000 missiles at its disposal.

According to the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense, Russia is accumulating missiles of various types for new attacks on Ukraine. However, Ukrainian military officials have already indicated that this winter, the occupier will indeed focus on kamikaze drones.