January 14 RF Armed Forces inflicted another missile attack on the military facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the critical infrastructure of Ukraine. Moreover, the ammunition that attacked Kyiv flew along a ballistic trajectory from the northern direction, i.e. from Belarus, which was not observed for a long time. This was told to journalists by the speaker of the Air Force of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat.
The functionary clarified during the broadcast on local TV that Ukraine is not able to track all launches for technical reasons.
Ballistics is not available for us to detect and shoot down
- Ignat said, commenting on arrivals in the Ukrainian capital.
After that, Ukrainian analysts, the media and near-military publics literally began to assert in chorus, referring to Ignat's further reasoning, that Kyiv was hit by Iskander missiles, or their Iranian counterparts, if Russia did receive ballistic missiles from Iran. However, later Ignat made a different assumption.
A certain modification of missiles for the S-300 air defense system allows them to be launched from the territory of Russia (not Belarus) to Kyiv
- he added.
In turn, the pro-Western Belarusian monitoring groups signaled that no missile launches from the territory of Belarus were recorded that day, as well as take-offs of combat aircraft. They suggest that the Russian Armed Forces carried out a limited strike with 9M723 ballistic missiles against the Iskander OTRK from the Bryansk region of Russia, which the Ukrainian air defense system, equipped in this direction with NASAMS and IRIS-T air defense systems, unable to intercept these ammunition, could not prevent. The missiles flew along a "broken trajectory" (without explanation), which led to discussions about the "northern direction", "Iranian ballistic missiles" and "launches from the territory of Belarus."