Ukraine says it fooled Russia into striking fake planes and air defense systems with Iskander-M ballistic missiles

July 8, 2024

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Ukrainian forces say they duped Russia into striking dummy models of aircraft and air defense systems with Iskander-M missiles.

Mykola Oleshchuk, the commander of the Ukrainian air force, posted about the savvy tactic on Telegram.

He shared footage that he claimed showed recent enemy strikes with Iskander-Ms on the mock-ups, which he said were placed at an airfield close to the city of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine and the Yuzhne area, near the Black Sea port of Odesa.

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