Ukraine says ATACMS missiles exceed expectations, forcing Russia to evacuate helicopters from Crimea.
The long-range ATACMS missiles, supplied by the USA, were first used on October 17th to target Russian military airfields in the occupied Berdiansk in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast and Luhansk.
Oleksiy Danilov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, stated that the first batch of tactical long-range missiles (ATACMS) provided to Ukraine by the USA had ‘exceeded expectations’ and that attacks by Russian helicopters had subsequently decreased as a result of the missiles.
” One should not forget that after that, the attacks have decreased, referring to the attacks from helicopters on our troops,” Danilov told The Kyiv Independent newspaper.
Danilov added that a significant portion of the Russian helicopters also ‘fled’ from the occupied Crimea. According to the British Ministry of Defense, the attacks might have damaged sixteen Russian military helicopters in Berdiansk and another five in Luhansk region.
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