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Russian terror possible due to lack of air defense systems in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says

Russian terror possible due to lack of air defense systems in Ukraine, Zelenskyy says President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Russian terror is currently possible only because Ukraine lacks a sufficient number of modern air defense systems, says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"Certainly, air defense is the top priority right now. Our people here in Ukraine are responsible for the physical protection of facilities and their recovety following strikes. However, true and comprehensive protection from Russian missiles and Shahed drones is only possible with sufficient political will from our partners. Every day - our communication about this," the president says.

He emphasizes that Ukraine uses every day to convince partners of the necessity, and most importantly, the possibility of full protection of Ukrainian skies.

"Russian terror is only possible now because we do not have enough modern air defense systems - in other words, frankly, - because our partners lack the political will to provide them. They all know exactly what is required and who can make life-saving decisions," Zelenskyy stresses.

Massive attack on Ukraine

On the night of March 22, Russian terrorists launched a combined missile-air strike against Ukraine. In total, the enemy used 151 air attack means.

Anti-aircraft missile units and mobile fire groups were involved in repelling the attack. In total, 92 air targets were destroyed, namely:

  • 55 Shaheds;
  • 35 cruise missiles X-101/X-555;
  • 2 guided aviation missiles X-59.

More details about the massive combined attack by Russia against Ukraine and its consequences can be found in the material by RBC-Ukraine.