November 19, 2022 – 12:03 PM
An official source did not confirm the Ukrainian newspaper “Defense Express”. Information According to the latest major wave of Russian missile attacks, the Ukrainian Air Force shot down a Kh-55 cruise missile over Kyiv. This sounds very threatening, because the KH-55 was mainly developed to deliver nuclear charges in Soviet times, with a range of up to 2,500 km.
There is also a non-nuclear conventional warhead version of it, but it was not used in the current attack. According to reports of a Ukrainian newspaper, it was possible to determine from the wreckage that the missile was originally equipped with a nuclear charge, only that it was removed from it.
All this could even mean that the Russians are preparing to deploy nuclear weapons, and this was a test before that, but the experts to me It can’t be about that. It is likely that the Russian military will simply use everything it has to overwhelm Ukrainian air defenses and cause as much damage as possible through air and artillery strikes. It has already been mentioned in intelligence reports that the Russian stockpile of high-tech and precision military equipment is running out, and it is difficult for them to replace the launched long-range missiles. This can also be indicated by the fact that missiles that were originally intended to carry nuclear warheads are launched in this manner.