On the night of August 15, the Russian Federation carried out another massive missile attack on Ukraine. In particular, Lviv, Lutsk, Dnieper, Cherkasy region were attacked. Lutsk too.
On the night of August 15, the Russian Federation carried out another massive missile attack on Ukraine. In particular, Lviv, Lutsk, Dnipro, and Cherkasy regions were attacked. In Lutsk, a missile hit the enterprise. Later it turned out that it was a bearing factory of the Swedish concern SKF.
On the evening of August 16, Russia admitted to having launched a missile attack on the company, calling the Swedish company's subsidiary a military target. The company works for Ukroboronprom. Recall that as a result of this missile attack, three workers were killed.
The Russian Embassy in Sweden reacted to media reports about an attack on a Swedish factory.
"Of course, journalists immediately accused our state of a missile attack on civilian targets, as a subsidiary of the Swedish manufacturer of ball bearings calls itself. However, local journalists deliberately suppressed another yesterday's news: the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that on the night of August 14-15 this year, Russian Federationthe Armed Forces once again attacked a key defense industry enterprise of the Kyiv regime, the Russian embassy in Sweden said.
They also cynically added that the factory is a military target because it is part of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex and produced ball bearings for Ukroboronprom. Russia also complains that there is not a word about this fact in the Swedish press.
In addition, Russian diplomats threatened that Russia would strike not only at Swedish military equipment delivered to Ukraine, "but also at enterprises of the military-industrial complex that work for them".
The European Truth portal did not find any confirmation of cooperation between SKF and Ukroboronproma in open sources. According to the company's official announcement, its branch in Lutsk produces tapered roller bearings, mainly for the civilian automotive industry.
Swedish bearing manufacturer SKF reported a missile attack on August 15 that killed its employees, writes Reuters.
Currently, SKF has 108 factories in many countries and employs 44,000 people. According to the company's latest income statement, the world's largest manufacturer of industrial bearings in Ukraine has approximately 1 100 employees, most of whom work at the Lutsk plant.
The document also stated that the Lutsk plant accounted for about 0.5% of the total production SKF production in 2022.