According to Turchynov, the direct hits confirmed the announced combat qualities of the missiles.
"The tested missile systems are reliable and capable of defeating both aerial and surface targets," the NSDC secretary stressed noting that the drills and missile-firing tests were held in accordance with the pre-approved agenda. "That is, exactly at the planned time and place," he added.
"The Russian agents and corrupt officials of the Defense Ministry were deliberately destroying Ukraine's missile shield for years. This is why these tests were so important. This is a very significant step towards our country's air defense restoration," he said.