member of the Federation Council of Russia Franz Klintsevich doubt that the Ukraine thanks to a new anti-ship cruise missile R-360 Neptun supposedly could hit Russian ships in the area of Novorossiysk, as well as targets off the coast of Crimea.
According to him, the Ukrainian experts are upgrading old Soviet rockets from “Uragan” and “Smerch”. “The fact that the ballistic missiles they put servos, does not mean that they have turned a cruise missile,” — said Klintsevich, the radio station “Moscow speaking”. In addition, the politician is convinced that today the Russian air defense system able to repel any attack from the Ukrainian side.
Deputy Ruslan Balbec, commenting on the statement of the Ukrainian expert Michael Zirkova, who said about the ability of Kiev to reach ships in Novorossiysk, suggested that the latter is “mired in theories”. According to Balbec, Kiev to Moscow dialogue. “We are not going to attack Ukraine, but will not tolerate any provocations”, — quotes its words of RT.
for its part, the military expert, chief editor of the magazine “national defense” Igor Korotchenko said that the naval base in Novorossiysk is securely covered from the air.
“In practical terms, attempts to attack Russia or to attack Russian military targets will mean for the Ukrainian geopolitical catastrophe and the loss of its statehood”, — said the expert, whose words cites RIA Novosti.
the corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of rocket and artillery Sciences Konstantin Sivkov also said that “Neptune” is a somewhat improved version of Soviet missiles, and Russia has weapons whose range is 2-2. 5 times higher than Ukrainian. In addition, the specialist noted in air NSN that Ukraine has enough boosters, so worrying to the Russians is not.