Analysts say supplies of Western systems and missiles are critical for Ukraine as Russian troops experiment with new ways to overcome the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ air defenses.
Ukrainian air defense forces are competing with Russian air weapons. The Ukrainian Armed Forces and the Russian Armed Forces have begun a tactical and technological race. This was reported by analysts from the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
The Jan. 8 report said continued supplies of Western systems and missiles are critical for Ukraine as Russian troops experiment with new ways to penetrate Ukrainian Ukrainian air defenses. However, the Ukrainian Air Force is also trying new methods of countering threats from the Russian Armed Forces.
Analysts noted that US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller on January 4 called the provision of assistance to Kyiv “critical” because Ukraine is not yet able to defend itself.
ISW also reported that Ukraine emphasized the need for additional air defense systems after another major series of Russian missile and drone attacks on the night of January 7-8.
The report also states that Ukrainian Armed Forces spokesman Yuriy Ignat said that the percentage of Russian air targets shot down by Ukrainian forces on the night of January 7-8 remained unchanged compared to previous, more intense Russian strikes. However, Ukraine needs new air defense systems as the Russian Federation launches more drones and missiles.
Let us remind you that on Monday, January 8, at about 06:20 in Kyiv and a number of regions of Ukraine air raid alert in connection with the departure of at least 11 Russian Tu-95MS aircraft. The Air Force reported the launch of cruise missiles.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky later said the attack in Ukraine killed four people and injured 45 others. According to him, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Krivoy Rog and some objects in the Khmelnitsky region were shelled.