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Ukraine's Defense Minister named weapon that Russian forces use to advance

Ukraine's Defense Minister named weapon that Russian forces use to advance Photo: Defense Minister of Ukraine Rustem Umerov (Getty Images)

Russian forces are employing guided aerial bombs weighing up to 1.5 tons on the frontlines, capable of destroying everything in their path. They enable the occupiers to advance through the ruins, reported Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov.

"Today, together with Dmytro Kuleba, I had the opportunity to participate in the meeting of the Council of the European Union regarding the situation in Ukraine. Thanked our European partners and the High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell for the systematic and unwavering support of Ukraine in the war with Russia," Umerov wrote.

He noted that Russia spares no means in its efforts to destroy what it cannot seize, resorting to shocking criminal acts against the civilian population and critical infrastructure.

"This year, Russia launched thousands of missiles and kamikaze drones, resorting to the unprecedented use of guided aerial bombs weighing up to 1.5 tons, which are capable of destroying everything in their path. These bombs allow the invaders to advance through the ruins," the minister emphasized.

Umerov also thanked countries that have already provided or expressed readiness to transfer necessary air defense systems to Ukraine, particularly Germany for its decision to send additional Patriot systems.

"Air defense systems can become a decisive factor in the protection of the skies over Ukraine and save thousands of lives, providing our defenders with the opportunity to repel aggression and force the enemy to retreat," the Minister of Defense noted.

He added that the Ministry of Defense is also open to cooperation in the defense industry sector: joint ventures, investments, production localization, which will not only benefit Ukraine but also strengthen the defense potential of EU countries.

"A strong partnership between Ukraine and the European Union is the key to our joint victory and to returning peace to our continent," Umerov concluded.

Russian army uses guided aerial bombs on the front

Recently, Russian forces have begun to use guided aerial bombs more frequently on the front lines, as well as for shelling populated areas of Ukraine.

In particular, we previously reported that Russian forces are dropping up to 30 guided aerial bombs on Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region per day in order to capture the city.

Additionally, on April 11 during the daytime, occupiers launched an aerial strike with guided aerial bombs on the critical infrastructure of the city of Sumy. The local thermal power plant was affected.