Oleksandr Turchynov After Test of Cruise Missile: Our Missiles Are Capable of Providing Reliable Defence of Black Sea and Azov Coast
(Source: Ukraine Ministry of Defence; issued Aug 17, 2018)
Ukraine says that in its first test firing, the Neptun anti-ship missile completed a complex flight plan before hitting its target at a distance of over 100 km. from its launch point. (UKR MoD photo)
In the south of the Odesa region, the regular stage of tests of the Ukrainian cruise missile took place; Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov attended the tests.

“Today, during an important stage of the flight tests, a cruise missile of Ukrainian production has fully completed the planned program”, Mr Turchynov said adding that the maritime target was precisely hit at a 100 km distance.

Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine stressed that missiles of this class are powerful high-precision weapons “capable of destroying any sea and land targets”.

“Ukrainian cruise missiles are capable of providing reliable defence of the Black Sea and Azov coast, affecting enemy vessels at distances up to 300 kilometres, if necessary, even in the ports they are based”, he noticed.

According to Mr Turchynov, military and infrastructure facilities, in particular, “strategic bridges and ferry crossings in case of their use by the enemy for aggression against our state” may also be destroyed with the help of cruise missiles.


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