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UK intel: Russia likely stockpiling missiles for Ukraine infrastructure attacks

Russia’s halt in missile launches suggests stockpiling for future strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure, following drone attacks to disrupt air defenses, as per UK intelligence.
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UK intel: Russia likely stockpiling missiles for Ukraine infrastructure attacks

In recent air strikes on Ukraine, Russia has primarily deployed one-way attack drones, diverging from its earlier tactic of also using accompanying cruise missiles.

Russia’s halt in missile launches indicates a strategic stockpiling, potentially foreshadowing a planned campaign to target and debilitate Ukraine’s energy facilities and other critical infrastructure, according to an intelligence update published by the British Defense Ministry.

The ministry tweeted:

  • Between the 18-19 November 2023 Russia launched around 50 Iranian-designed Shahed one way-attack uncrewed aerial vehicles, primarily towards Kyiv. These were launched in waves on two axes – from the Kursk to the east, and from Krasnodar to the south-east.
  • One of Russia’s objectives was likely to degrade Ukraine’s air defences, to shape the battlespace ahead of any concerted winter campaign of strikes against Ukraine’s energy infrastructure.
  • Russia has now refrained from launching its premier air launched cruise missiles from its heavy bomber fleet for nearly two months, likely allowing it to build up a substantial stock of these weapons. Russia is highly likely to use these missiles if it repeats last year’s effort to destroy Ukraine’s critical national infrastructure.

 

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