Poroshenko: Ukraine soon to acquire missiles with 1000 km rangeChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 15, 2019
Ukraine has begun testing high-precision cruise missiles with a flight range in excess of 1,000 km and a 150 kg warhead, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in an episode of “Freedom of Speech” on ICTV.
Europe President Petro Poroshenko
“We have acquired the capability to destroy any ship in a radius of 300 km that dares to approach and attack us, and a small or medium class ship will not withstand this missile. This is a drastic enhancement of our defensive capabilities,” Poroshenko added.
The president pointed out that, in the past, Kyiv disposed of its cruise missiles with nuclear warheads, probably referring to the Budapest Memorandum of 5 December 1994. In the document, Russia, the UK and the US undertook to guarantee Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and in exchange Ukraine had to give up its nuclear weapons.
Poroshenko also noted that the Vilkha-M missile system is in its final testing phase. ■