Attacks are intensifying to the Kiev region, Ukraine. Photo/Reuters
KIEV – Russia continues to intensify attacks on Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The attack that has been going on for several days shows a change in Russia’s war strategy.
The main objective of the intensive attack was to weaken Kiev’s air defenses. The reason is, Russia is taking advantage of the momentum regarding the shortage of missile and drone reserves. It became an opportunity for Moscow to destroy various Ukrainian military facilities.
Here are 3 strategic changes made by Russia in attacking Kiev.
1. Night and Day Attack
Moscow is also hoping for a psychological blow. Since the start of the invasion, air raid sirens had been sounded over Kiev for a cumulative 887 hours.
As a rule, the Russians staged raids on Kiev at night. But, this time it changed. The Russians also launched attacks during the day.
Serhii Popko, head of the military administration in Kiev, said the attack showed Russia was changing its tactics, after a prolonged night offensive, day attacks continued to hit the city during the day. “During the day, most of the population is working and outside the house,” said Popko, reported by euronews. He said the rare daylight attacks forced people to seek shelter underground and led school children to flee the streets of Kiev for safety.
Popko said that the Russian attack took place on a large scale and was launched in several waves. In the Tuesday attack (30/5/2023) there were three attacks in 24 hours.
2. Blending Drones and Missiles