On February 12, Russia launched five ships into the Black Sea, including two Kalibr cruise missile carriers.
The total volley is up to 16 missiles, the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.
“There is one enemy ship in the Sea of Azov, there are no missile carriers. In the Mediterranean Sea, the Russian Federation has two ships, including one Kalibrov carrier. Its total salvo is up to eight missiles,” the message said.
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During the day, in the interests of the Russian Federation, passage through the Kerch Strait was carried out:
to the Sea of Azov – seven ships, of which four sailed from the Bosphorus Strait;
to the Black Sea – 15 ships, five of them continued their movement in the direction of the Bosphorus Strait.
“Russia continues to violate the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) by turning off automatic identification systems (AIS),” the Ukrainian Navy added.
Kalibr is a Russian cruise missile. Its advantage is that it flies along a winding trajectory, it is possible to set an arbitrary course. The rocket can change its trajectory at any moment. She flies around the topography of the area. That is, if there is an obstacle, then it rises, if there is a depression, it goes down. This creates difficulties for air defense. Modern missiles of this type are designed to hit targets with high accuracy. “Caliber” flies relatively slowly, which affects the interception time. This rocket flies 15 km in a minute. At an altitude of 100 m, the anti-aircraft missile complex can see it at an average distance of 30 km.
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