Ukraine was able to shoot down 30 per cent of Russian missiles in a month – WSJ

Over the past month, Ukraine’s air defence systems managed to shoot down only 30 percent of Russian missiles, while Russia has significantly increased the number of strikes. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal.

 

Ukraine was able to shoot down 30 per cent of Russian missiles in a month - WSJ

According to the newspaper, the efficiency of the Ukrainian air defence forces has dropped to 30 per cent, which is a significant difference from previous periods. Over the past six months, Ukrainian air defence forces shot down 46 per cent of missiles on average, while in the previous six months this figure was much higher – 73 per cent.

In the fight against drones, the air defence efficiency rate has decreased by only 1%, to 82% on average over the last six months, the publication said.

The newspaper said that over the past six months, Russia has fired about 45 per cent more drones and missiles than in the previous period. Therefore, the AFU is experiencing a shortage of ammunition for Patriot systems, which were “the best defence against attacks”, summarised The Wall Street Journal.

We shall remind you that earlier during his working trip to Torzhok, Vladimir Putin said that US F-16 fighter jets, even if Western countries supply them to Ukraine, will not be able to influence the situation on the battlefield.