On the night of October 17, the airfield of occupied Berdyansk was probably hit by ATACMS maneuverable long-range missiles.
Russian public and military officials are sharing a photo of a cluster submunition — a separate bomb allegedly found at the site of an airfield strike. The unexploded round munition is very similar to the M74 found in ATACMS Block I (M39) and Block IA (M39A1) missiles with a range of 300 km.
OSINT analysts also suggest that the photo shows M74 from the MGM-140 ATACMS missile.
Today, October 17, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, after a meeting of the General Hedquarters, thanked Western partners for "effective weapons", hinting at the use of a new type of weaponry.
"I thank those who powerfully destroy the logistics and bases of the occupiers on our land. There are results. I thank some of our partners. Effective weapons, as we agreed," the president noted.
- Earlier, the Western media wrote that the Administration of Joe Biden decided to transfer a small number of cassette ATACMS to Ukraine, but they will not publicly announce the transfer.
- ATACMS are guided ballistic missiles capable of accurately hitting targets at a distance of 165 to 310 kilometers, depending on the modification. These missiles are launched from M142 HIMARS and M270 MLRS.