For lack of alternatives London: Russians fired anti-aircraft missiles at convoy
10/01/2022, 12:05 pm
An attack on a Ukrainian convoy killed 30 people near the town of Zaporizhia. According to British information, Russian anti-aircraft missiles were used due to the shortage of ammunition. In fact, they are considered too valuable to use in the ground.
According to British intelligence estimates, Moscow is now using defensive missiles in its ground offensive in Ukraine, which are actually intended to shoot down aircraft or other missiles. In an attack on a convoy southeast of the city of Zaporizhia on Friday, a long-range anti-aircraft missile was allegedly used, according to the British Ministry of Defence’s daily summary report.
At least 30 people were killed in the attack, according to Ukrainian sources. Two children are among the dead, Ukraine’s national police chief Igor Klymenko said on Facebook. They are an 11 year old girl and a 14 year old boy. Another 88 people were injured – including 27 police officers.
According to the presidential office in Kyiv, 16 Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles hit the vehicles. In turn, the pro-Russian authorities accused Ukraine of being responsible for the “terrorist attack”. British secret services view the use of such an anti-aircraft missile as a sign of a shortage of Russian ammunition, as these weapons are considered strategically valuable and only available in limited numbers.
acceptance of civilian casualties
Moscow is also using these weapons to tactical advantage and accepts the fact that civilians are being killed who, after the illegal annexation of various Ukrainian territories, should be considered citizens of Russia itself.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin signed the annexation agreements with pro-Russian leaders in the Luhansk and Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions on Friday.
The British Ministry of Defense has published daily information on the course of the war since the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine on February 24, citing the secret services. In doing so, the British government wants to counter the Russian portrait and keep the allies in line. Moscow accuses London of a targeted disinformation campaign.