Missile firing was conducted by the Romanian and American military close to Crimea.
Training launches were conducted as part of a joint maneuver called Rapid Falcon; the Black Sea coast chose the location.
The military fired two M142 HIMARS long-range MLRS launchers. To do this, the systems were transferred from Germany for just a few hours to the Romanian test site, then immediately sent back by air.
Western media proudly called the exercise a “missile surprise” for Russian troops, but there are some inaccuracies in this case.
“The range of HIMARS rockets is from 30 to 300 kilometers, and the coast of the Russian Crimea is 400 km away. Guaranteed short flight – 100 kilometers,” said the military observer.