Turchynov boasted creation of a missile shield of Ukraine

MOSCOW, 18 Jul – RIA Novosti. Former Secretary of national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov said during a videoconference Kiev security forum, thanks to his tenure in the country was created by the “missile shield”.

“For me, a personal priority was building a missile shield of our country’s missile programme. I was standing behind its creation and oversaw its implementation”, – said Turchinov.

According to him, Ukraine “practically” already has missiles that allegedly can effectively destroy targets at a great distance and cruise missiles that “can reliably destroy” any marine target in the Black and Azov seas and defend the coast.

the ex-Secretary of the NSDC added that he could not be happy with what is happening now in Ukraine, complaining of problems with the system financing and public procurement, without which the missile programme of the country can not work.

“the state defense order for this year does not provide funding for the purchase of missiles “Alder”, which is adopted, updating and ordering new rockets, “the Alder-M” finalizing, adopting and ordering a new division of cruise missiles Neptun”, – said Turchinov.

Cruise missile R-360″Neptune” has a warhead weighing 150 pounds, with a launch range up to 280 kilometers and a speed of about 900 kilometers per hour. The altitude of the rocket flight — from three to ten metres above sea level. In Russia noted that “Neptune” was developed on the basis of the old Soviet missile Kh-35.

Reactive system of volley fire (MLRS) “Alder” is a modernization of Soviet MLRS “Smerch” with the automated control system and new “high-precision” missiles.