Russian forces have been feeling the brunt of Ukraine’s new long-range weapons in recent weeks, Kyiv has said, adding “the powerful work of large teams” means the country’s capabilities will only grow over time.

 

Speaking on the “United News” TV telethon on Friday morning, Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, had a dire warning for Moscow’s forces.

 

“Believe me, in the near future, someone will burn. And it will burn in the truest sense of the word,” he said, shortly after posting a video of the launch of an unknown missile on “X” (formerly Twitter).

 

At the same time, he stressed that Ukraine is committed to adhering to international norms and doesn't attack civilian sites such as kindergartens and hospitals, Ukraine's military operations are focused exclusively on strategic military targets.

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He said that “Ukraine is not at war with ordinary Russian citizens.”

 

“Our weapons are employed solely against military targets, in strict accordance with international regulations and legal frameworks,” Danilov asserted.

 

According to him, the development of long-range weapons is a very complex process, employing sophisticated equipment and takes time. The first decree on the development of the missile program is dated back to March 1, 2020.

 

Furthermore, Danilov disclosed that Ukraine's production of long-range weapons is ongoing, with the 700-kilometer range being just a milestone in the development of this formidable arsenal.

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He hinted that even more capable weapons might be in the pipeline, signaling a potential escalation of Ukraine's defensive capabilities.

 

His comments came a day after it was revealed by Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukrainian army military intelligence, that clandestine operators flying drones from a secret Russian launch site were responsible for a recent punishing attack on a Russian military air base.

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Two Russian air force Il-76 four-engine military cargo jets (NATO designation CANDID) were totally destroyed, two more were very likely damaged beyond repair, and as many as three more were hit by explosions and debris and possibly grounded following a strike on the Kresty airfield near the northwestern Russian city of Pskov, the American publication The War Zone (TWZ) reported on Thursday.

 

Kresty Air Base is about 700 miles northwest of the Ukrainian border, near the NATO member state Estonia. According to local reports and official Russian statements, between 15 and 20 drones were used in the attack.

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Shlomo
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suicidal foolishness, Russia is a nuclear country, they will nuke you. Idiotic

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MJ
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With these long range abilities I hope to se the Crimean Bridge totally destroyed in the coming weeks!

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