Vladimir Putin is running out of precision rockets and are using five and half ton Cold War era “weapons of mass destruction.”
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) warned that by Putin’s forces using Cold War missiles this poses a “severe” risk to civilians as they “are highly inaccurate.”
The MoD said that antiquated KH-22 missiles which were used in the 50s and 60s which “were primarily designed to destroy aircraft carriers using a nuclear warhead.
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“When employed in a ground attack role with a conventional warhead they are highly inaccurate and can therefore cause significant collateral damage and civilian casualties.”
The Ministry added, “Russia is likely resorting to such inefficient weapon systems because it is running short of more precise modern missiles, while Ukrainian air defences still deter its tactical aircraft from conducting strikes across much of the country.£
On Monday the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto has claimed that both the Ukrainian forces and Russia are using heavier weapons in Ukraine.
Niinisto added, “We are supporting Ukraine with increasingly heavy weaponry. And on the other hand Russia has also begun to use very powerful weapons, thermobaric bombs that are in fact weapons of mass destruction.”
A report published by the Institute of War Studies said, “As Ukrainian forces use the last of their stocks of Soviet-era weapon systems and munitions, they will require consistent Western support to transition to new supply chains of ammunition and key artillery systems.
“Effective artillery will be increasingly decisive in the largely static fighting in eastern Ukraine.”
Ukraine and NATO countries have previously accused Russia of using highly destructive thermobaric bombs.