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Ukraine: Russian use of anti-ship missiles on land targets 'sign of desperation'

Pete Sandeman, Director of Navy Lookout, told Forces news the use of the weapons shows Russia's missile stocks are "probably running down".

Russia's use of anti-ship missiles on land targets in Ukraine is a "sign of desperation", according to a Navy expert.

Pete Sandeman, Director of Navy Lookout, told Forces News Russia's stocks of missiles are "probably running low".

"These very old, large missiles were developed to attack aircraft carriers and maybe even carry nuclear warheads, so they're quite large, cumbersome, old weapons," he said.

"So the fact that the Russians are resorting to using these weapons shows that their stocks of the more modern missiles are probably running down."

Mr Sandeman added the weapons, due to their original purpose of sinking warships, will "take out one building but, in terms of strategic effect, it's quite an expensive way to destroy" multiple targets or cities.