Ukraine has successfully tested the Olkha-M missile, despite coronavirus

KYIV, (BM) – Another test of the Olkha-M (Alder) missile took place in Ukraine, despite the declared emergency regime due to the outbreak of a new type of coronavirus, learned citing news agency RNS.

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This was announced on his Facebook page by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Alexey Danilov.

“No coronavirus will stop the implementation of the Ukrainian missile program! There is good news – on March 30-31, another successful test of the Olkha-M rocket was conducted by GKKB Luch,” Danilov wrote.

According to him, “for the first time in Ukraine,” experts reached the target’s defeat at a distance of 120 km. During the tests, difficult weather conditions were observed, but the launches were successful.

Danilov also published a short video of the Olkha-M rocket launch from a mobile installation. He stressed that the country’s Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Armed Forces are participating in the implementation of the Ukrainian missile program.

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According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 669 cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus were detected in the country. 17 patients died, another 10 people recovered.


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