VID: Russian Troops Fire Flurry Of Missiles At Ukrainian Coastal Targets
This is the moment Russian soldiers send a flurry of missiles at Ukrainian coastal targets.
The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on 20th April: “Launch of high-precision cruise missiles by the crew of the Bal coastal missile system.”
In the footage, a launcher vehicle is seen shooting a flurry of missiles into the night sky from a ground position on the coast.
The Russian military did not specify when or where the strikes took place.
The Bal Coastal Defence Missile System, also known as the Zvezda Kh-35, can be launched from ships, helicopters or coastal positions and is designed to attack enemy vessels of up to 5,000 tonnes.[
Russia invaded their neighbours Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin called a “special military operation”.
Today marks the 56th day of the invasion. From 24th February to 20th April, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at 20,900 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 815 battle tanks, 2,087 combat armoured vehicles, 391 artillery systems, 136 MLR systems, 67 anti-aircraft systems, 171 warplanes, 150 helicopters, 1,504 vehicles, 8 vessels, 76 fuel tank trucks, 165 operational-tactical level UAVs, 27 units of special equipment, and four mobile SRBM systems.
The United States has provided a large number of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. Russia has also been hit hard by international sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine, with its tank production chain said to be plagued by supply shortages.