Zelenskyy says Ukraine developed weapons with a 400-mile range after the attack on the Russian airport

According to official data, Ukraine has developed weapons technology capable of attacking targets up to 400 miles away.

President Volodymr Zelenskyy announced the breakthrough on Thursday, just a day after a barrage of attacks deep into Russian territory.

Zelenskyy said through his official Telegram channel that the new long-range weapons were developed by the country’s Ministry of Strategic Industry.


Zelenskyj on the podium

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the Danish people from the steps of Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Ukraine hit several regions in Russia on Wednesday, including an airport near the borders with Estonia and Latvia that damaged military transport planes, and attacks on the central Pskov region and the city of Kaluga that destroyed a fuel storage facility and a microelectronics factory, it said reported to the BBC.

Pskov is about 400 miles from Ukraine, giving Zelenskyy’s announcement of long-range capabilities credibility.

However, Ukrainian officials have not claimed responsibility for the attacks and have not directly commented on possible involvement.

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Drone attack in Moscow, Russia

This photo shows the damaged Expocentre building after a drone attack in Moscow. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP via Getty Images)

Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s digital transformation minister, recently told AP that he had “seen news of long-range drones hitting various targets both in occupied Crimea and on Russian territory” and that his country had been producing drones capable of such be capable of attacks.

The long-distance war has given impetus to a faltering Ukrainian military strategy.

Kyiv launched a counteroffensive in June – a little over 15 months since the invasion began – but made little immediate progress. Reports from both sides indicate that Ukraine has begun to gain some momentum, attacking valuable Russian military assets and beginning to attack targets inside Russia itself.

Putin at a desk

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Puschilin at the Kremlin in Moscow. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin pool photo via AP)


Ukrainian leaders have resisted criticism from allies over slow progress in the country’s efforts to retake occupied territories.

“Criticizing the slow pace [the] Counteroffensive same […] spit in the face [the] “Ukrainian soldier who sacrifices his life every day, advances and liberates one kilometer of Ukrainian soil at a time,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba said on Thursday.

“I would recommend all critics to shut up, come to Ukraine and try to free up a square centimeter yourself,” Zelenskyy said at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers.

Fox News Digital’s Peter Aiken contributed to this report.

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: RickSchindler@worldtimetodays.com.

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