Yesterday (07/26/22) an anti-aircraft missile destroyed the factory of the manufacturer of inflatable boats MS Marine in Nikolaev. We tell the details of another senseless attack.
New blow to Nikolaev
The ongoing aggressive war of the Russian army against Ukraine has dealt a serious blow to the Ukrainian boat industry. Nikolaev, as a de facto front-line city, is constantly under fire. For the first time in months, the boat manufacturer's production facility was hit. We are talking about the plant of the manufacturer of inflatable boats MS Marine in Nikolaev in the south of Ukraine.
Milan Sterk, one of the managers of MS Marine, says: “This morning, before starting work, we were hit by an S-200 anti-aircraft missile. It completely destroyed our factory building and all molds, models, fiberglass, resin and equipment. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The guard escaped with a slight fright.
Anti-aircraft strikes are no longer news
According to the British Ministry of Defense (MoD), the Russians are now using surface-to-air anti-aircraft guns for land attacks as they have run out of surface-to-surface missiles. “Russia has increased the use of air defense missiles in the second ground attack,” the MoD tweeted, “due to a critical shortage of dedicated ground attack missiles.”
A report in Forbes magazine confirms this. According to the report, Russian troops fired anti-aircraft missiles at Ukrainian targets on the ground. According to Forbes, Vitaliy Kim, the head of the Mykolaiv regional state administration, was the first to report these attacks. “The Russians are running out of long-range precision-guided munitions,” Forbes said. The S-200 is a fixed long-range air defense system developed in the Soviet Union and used by both the Russian and Ukrainian armies.
First attacks in February
Mykolaiv was the most important shipbuilding site in the Soviet Union and today, as one of the maritime centers of Ukraine, it has three large shipyards, commercial ports on the Bug and a naval base on Ingulets.
During the first weekend of the war in 2022, there were already explosions at the MS Marine plant in Nikolaev. But as soon as the Russian troops were pushed back to Kherson, the production and manufacture of RIBs resumed. Today's missile strike ended MS Marine production with total economic damage. "I'm still in shock," Sterk says.
Today we will only ask that this material be distributed wherever possible. The world community should not forget that the war continues in Ukraine.