The expert spoke about the reason for the most powerful attack on Ukraine over the entire period of the Northern Military District


On December 29, it became known about a massive strike by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on a number of military targets in Ukraine. Kiev stated that “we have never seen so many targets at the same time,” and also admitted that the damage was caused to critical military infrastructure. According to experts, the cause of the strike was an earlier attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (AFU) on the large landing ship Novocherkassk on December 26. Pravda.Ru understands the situation.

Kyiv statement

The speaker of the Air Force of Ukraine spoke about the consequences of a massive missile strike by the Russian Armed Forces Yuri Ignat. He noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had never seen so many targets at the same time, emphasizing that the monitors showed targets everywhere – “in all areas and in all directions.”

“We have never seen so many targets on our monitor at the same time,” Ignat said.

He also clarified that on December 20, Russia launched “everything except “Caliber”: “Dagger”, S-300, cruise and ballistic missiles, UAVs, Kh-22 or Kh-32.

In turn, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny reported that on the night of December 29, explosions occurred at military and industrial facilities in Ukraine that were critical infrastructure.

“Tonight the enemy launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine. Critical infrastructure, industrial and military facilities were attacked,” said a publication that appeared on the commander-in-chief’s Telegram channel.

Ukraine’s losses

  • The Russian Armed Forces attacked Kyiv, Dnepr, Kharkov, Poltava, Vinnitsa, Khmelnitsky, Odessa and Nikolaev regions, 44 objects were hit;
  • The Yavorsky training ground, a critical infrastructure facility in Lviv, military warehouses in Kyiv and Kharkov, the building of the rocket and space enterprise “Artem” in Kyiv, the area where air defense systems are based in the region, the Academy of Ground Forces in Lviv were attacked;
  • In Odessa, port infrastructure and an industrial facility were damaged;
  • In Belyaevka, an ammunition depot came under attack;
  • In Kyiv, warehouses in the Podolsk region, where weapons were probably stored, were damaged;
  • The Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo reported damage to a thermal power plant in one of the regions.

Reply for “Novocherkassk”

Military expert, director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces Yuri Knutov commented on the situation with the massive attack. According to him, the actions of the Russian Armed Forces could be connected with the earlier attack on Feodosia carried out by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on December 26.

“According to the statement [представителя Воздушных сил ВСУ Юрия] Ignat, the blow was the most powerful since the beginning of the special military operation. What is this connected with? This, firstly, is the answer for Novorcherkassk and our large landing ship, this is the answer for the downed Su-34 in the Kherson region,” he said in a conversation with

Moreover, Knutov noted that the attack could be a response to the words of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky about the invulnerability of Ukrainian air defense systems.

“Zelensky called in Russian on the Russian Military Space Forces not to fly, supposedly Ukrainian airspace is closed by powerful air defense systems, and F-16 fighters will soon appear, thanks to which Ukraine will almost gain air supremacy. These strikes are a response to his words The Russian Aerospace Forces have shown that there is no air defense in Ukraine, that they cannot cope with the tasks,” the expert added.

Events of December 26

On this day, the Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu informed the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin about the attack of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the port of Feodosia, as reported to reporters by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov.

It was noted that the talk was about damage to the large landing ship Novocherkassk. The ship is designed for amphibious landings in unequipped space, as well as for transporting troops and cargo by sea. The ship can transport various types of military equipment, including tanks.

During the anti-aircraft battle, air defense systems destroyed two Su-24 tactical aircraft in the Zhovten area (125 km northeast of Nikolaev) – where the launch of aircraft guided missiles took place.

Position of the Ministry of Defense

The Russian defense department explained that from December 23 to 29, Russia carried out 50 group and one massive strike with precision weapons and drones on military infrastructure facilities in Ukraine. This meant attacks on: military-industrial complex enterprises, military airfield infrastructure, weapons and fuel storage sites.

It was clarified that the Russian military chose for attacks the locations of formations of Ukrainian troops, nationalists and foreign mercenaries.

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