Russia’s Kalibr missiles have dozens of components supplied from other countries
After the missile attack on Odesa on June 14, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy once again stated that the international community must act to block all supply routes of components used in Russian weapons.
“Russian savages launched another missile attack on Odesa with Kalibr missiles. Dozens of components of these Kalibr missiles were supplied to Russia from other countries. Obviously, each such supply route is a way to strengthen terror. The world has the tools to cut off all such routes – from every country, from every company, whose components are used by Russian missile manufacturers,” stated President Zelenskyy in his evening video address.
On June 14, a Russian Kalibr missile hit a warehouse in Odesa, causing fire and destruction. Three employees of the facility were killed, and seven more were injured. In addition, three missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense forces, but due to the aerial combat and the following blast wave, a business center, an educational institution, a residential complex, as well as restaurants and shops in the city center were damaged. Six people were wounded.
Following the attack, Andrii Yermak, Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine, also stated that foreign components were found in Russian Kalibr missiles launched at Odesa.
“Without microelectronics, Russia will be unable to produce them. Sanctions must be strengthened, particularly against those who aid the terrorist country in obtaining weapon components (…) The Russian military-industrial complex must be deprived of the ability to manufacture missiles used to kill Ukrainians,” added Yermak.