Ukraine Tests Fires First-Ever Cruise Missile Aimed At Neutralizing "Russian Aggressors"

On Tuesday, Ukrainian armed forces conducted the first-ever cruise missile test capable of hitting land and sea targets, National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov announced.

According to Turchynov, the cruise missile is locally made in Ukraine by manufacturers of the State Enterprise “State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch” in cooperation with other state and private defense companies.

Turchynov made further arrangements with the NSDC, which coordinates Ukraine’s national missile program, to further “develop not only ground-launched cruise missile systems but also sea- and air-launched.” Turchynov failed to disclose the range of the cruise missile but specified the missile systems are in line with its international agreements.

This is a crucial event for Ukraine, because after the total disarmament of the Ukrainian army in accordance with the Budapest Memorandum, not a single missile was left in the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, said Turchynov.

Today’s tests have opened a new stage of the missile program, according to which our Armed Forces must receive powerful high-performance cruise missiles that can accurately strike hostile targets at great distances,” he added.

Turchynov then suggests the new cruise missile system is an “important deterrent against the aggressor,” i.e. Russian forces in Crimea.

According to the South China Morning Post,

“The missile was not named by the authorities, but has been identified on the Defence Blog media outlet as the Neptune, based on the Soviet-designed Kh-35 introduced to the Russian military in 2003, the Kyiv Post reported. According to the Kyiv Post, the missile can sink warships with displacements of up to 5,000 tons of water – which would include all of Russia’s landing ships and frigates.”

Ukraine is in the middle of fighting Russian-backed terrorists in eastern Ukraine in a conflict that started four years ago after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Lately, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry warned Russia to withdraw its troops from temporarily occupied territories of Georgia and Ukraine.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns ratification by the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the agreement on the incorporation of certain units of the army of self-proclaimed South Ossetia into the Russian Armed Forces.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry also condemns the opening of a customs office in Akhalgori (Tskhinvali region) by the Russian occupation authorities and the formation of a specialized customs point in Sukhumi in Abkhazia, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in its comments.

“This next provocative step is a continuation of the Kremlin’s policy of destabilizing the situation in the Black Sea region and undermining the architecture of European security. We urge the Russian Federation to fulfill its obligations under international law and withdraw all its armed formations and occupation administrations from the temporarily occupied territories of Georgia and Ukraine, the document says.

The sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU), the United States, Canada, and Japan on Russia to halt aggression against Ukraine have widely flunked. The United States knows it, and that is why Washington made a move to supply Ukrainian forces with anti-tank missiles in late 2017. Now, Ukraine is attempting to level the playing field with Russia with the introduction of supersonic cruise missiles. What could possibly go wrong?

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. . . _ _ _ . . . peopledontwanttruth Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:55 Permalink

"Ukraine is in the middle of fighting Russian-backed terrorists in eastern Ukraine in a conflict that started four years ago after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014."

That's three times in less than a week.
Doesn't Tyler know that it was a US coup, not Russian aggression?
Maidan ring a bell?
Is Tyler going to be calling for war soon?
This feels like a setup.

Strange that both Georgia and Ukraine warned of removing Russian troops in the above.
BWC Violations in Georgia and Ukraine: “Two Grey Research Bio Weapons Banana Republics”

This is also a strange coincidence:
A Ukraine Link to North Korea’s Missiles?

Not to mention that dutch hacking report (Panda) which mentioned MH-17 twice.

Is Hunter Biden on the ZH board, too?
This is serious.
What the fuck, Tyler?
First Wray, then Gowdy... have TPTB gotten to you, too???

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. . . _ _ _ . . . Shemp 4 Victory Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

It's concentrated and repeated.
I don't think it's that.

Where's George Washington when you need him?
His last post was Dec. 18th.
Since then Tyler has not... been himself.

To wit:
"The Treasury Department was required to compile and publish a report on possible targets for US sanctions by a bill passed by Congress in August that was intended to make sure the Trump administration keeps pressure on the Kremlin over its military intervention in Ukraine."

Now compare that to what Tyler wrote in 2014:
"In a rather stunning step for the West's propaganda machine, 'devil-incarnate' Putin has asked the Russian parliament to revoke the right of military intervention in Ukraine."

In reply to by Shemp 4 Victory

TeethVillage88s . . . _ _ _ . . . Wed, 01/31/2018 - 22:27 Permalink

< Vote on Statement below = Ukraine Govt as it is
< Vote on Statement below = USSA controlling half the world & Ukraine Govt

"The regime retained its characteristic traits: censorship, corporativeness, with a market economy dominated by a handful of economical groups, continuous surveillance and intimidation of several sectors of society through the use of a political police and techniques instilling fear (such as arbitrary imprisonment, systematic political persecution and even assassination of anti-regime insurgents)."

kind of kidding here.

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Masher1 . . . _ _ _ . . . Thu, 02/01/2018 - 03:06 Permalink

Mid December seems to be a very intense time for clandestine movements going on behind-the curtains of a number of forums with comment sections. By the 28th i was shaking my head thinking WTF just happened?  You are very right in thinking there is another hand driving the work on the other side of this forum. I have seen similar weirdness on a few other places, so the effect is not just random, it's rooted in some real movements, I get the impression the NET, or more specifically COMMENTARY is becoming a real heated threat to the nasty side, they must destroy the Robinson family, destroy all systems....

 

This time i have seen the effect on a wide scale and concentrated into a very short window of a few months time, This Vegas shooting thing seems to kick it off proper.

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Anonymous (not verified) peopledontwanttruth Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:56 Permalink

Yeah - it makes me wonder, sometimes, if the Russian oligarchs aren't in on this - as well as the Chinese ... it all feels like a giant simulation, designed to amp people up with some new kind of fear-mongering bullshit so we say "crap, we need to spend MOAR on defense ..."

(what we need are more MOON BONDS to fund more of this stuff!)

https://youtu.be/QjvjOy3b7PA

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Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 01/31/2018 - 21:37 Permalink

A Ukrainian cruise missile ...

I don't think the Russians are scared ...

(but Ukrainian hookers? - a real biological warfare threat ...)