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Ukraine army needs 500 anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles per day

According to CNN, Ukraine has updated its wish-list of military equipment that it is requesting from the US with hundreds more missiles that weren't previously included in the last list, Jak Connor reports on TweakTown. The newly updated list features an increased number of FIM-92 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles, with Ukraine stating that it needs 500 of each per day.
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Ukraine soldier carrying a Javelin man-portable anti-tank guided missile. (Picture source: Twitter account of Jagged)

So far, the United States and other NATO countries have shipped around 17,000 anti-tank missiles and about 2,000 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, Jak Connor writes. Furthermore, the $350 million military aid package approved by the US in late February only arrived in Ukraine in the last couple of days, with two more packages beginning to arrive as well. The current packages in transit bring the total amount of aid the US has provided Ukraine to $1 billion.

Without it can be checked, the Ukrainian army is said to have now 43 more tanks than at the beginning of the war: as of March 24, since the beginning of the war, the Russian army is said to have lost about 530 tanks, while the Ukrainian army has lost 74 of its own, but captured 117 Russian ones.

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Since the beginning of the war (February 24, 2022), the Russian army has lost about 530 tanks, while the Ukrainian army has lost 74 of its own, but captured 117 Russian ones. (Picture source: Twitter account of Nexta)

Another Russian general killed in Ukraine, says kyiv

kyiv said on Friday, March 25, that it had again killed a Russian general in southern Ukraine in combat, according to an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Oleksiï Arestovytch, AFP reports. "Our troops (...) killed the commander of the 49th army of the southern district of Russia, General Yakov Rezantsev, in a bombardment of the airfield of Chornobaivka", located in the Kherson region (south), a Mr Arestovych said in a video message.

Russia has so far confirmed the death in Ukraine of General Andrei Sukhovetsky, deputy commander of the 41st Army after serving in Syria in 2018-19. But another Russian general, Vitali Guerassimov would also have died in combat, according to kyiv: “Another two-star general was killed today on the Russian side, the second in twelve days,” retired American general Mark Hertling told CNN on March 8, noting that the Russian army was committing “ repeated errors" and "communicated by unencrypted means".

Alexander Grinberg, an analyst at the Jerusalem Institute for Security and Strategy (JISS), notes that while the conditions of Guerassimov's death remain unknown, Sukhovetsky was apparently killed by a sniper: "He was killed two days after (the start of) the operation because no one had really ever considered war" in Russia, he explained to AFP. Elie Tenenbaum, a researcher at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI), believes that the presence on the ground of officers of this level bears witness to the fact that Moscow "asks generals to be at the head of their troops and to take risks" to compensate for a difficult moral situation of the troops.


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