The relevant statement was made by Spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yurii Ihnat during a nationwide telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The enemy also began to use night-time strikes. They fire missiles at night, while they used to launch Shahed drones at night and then missile strikes in the morning during massive attacks. Now the enemy is hiding missiles within the beds of rivers. They are using both the Dniester and the Southern Bug, making missiles travel as low to the ground as possible. This way sometimes they manage to bypass the air defense systems that can potentially destroy them,” Ihnat told.
In particular, on February 18, 2023, Russian troops fired four missiles from a navy boat.
A reminder that, in the morning of February 18, 2023, two Russian missiles struck the city of Khmelnytskyi. The other two missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense units.