Ukraine - Russia Invasion conflict

Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergey Shoigu announces an increase in the deployment in Ukraine of the latest generation of MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket Station) Tornado-S which is able to fire guided rockets at a maximum firing range of 120 km and the 2S7M Malka, which is considered as the most powerful self-propelled artillery gun in the world. Both artillery systems will be used to conduct counter-battery warfare against the Ukrainian armed forces in Ukraine.

According to information published by the Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov, the LRU MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) rocket launcher vehicles promised by France have arrived in Ukraine. On November 19, 2022, France announced the donation to Ukraine of 2 LRUs rocket launchers coming from its operational military inventory. The LRU is a French army version of the American M270 MLRS.

The MARS II MLRSs (Multiple Launch Rocket Systems) donated by Germany to Ukraine are now fully operational in Ukraine and used by the Ukrainian army soldiers to fight Russian troops. Pictures were released on the Telegram Social Network of @milinfolive on November 26, 2022, showing Ukrainian soldiers near a MARS II MLRS in an undisclosed area in Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has requested the United States and European countries to provide modern air defense systems to strengthen the protection of the Ukrainian territory from drones and missile attacks by the Russian armed forces. Army Recognition editorial team details the list of new air defense capabilities of Ukrainian armed forces after the donation of weapons by the United States and allied countries. 

According to information released by the Germany Embassy in Ukraine, Ukraine has now received 30 German-made Gepard 35mm self-propelled anti-aircraft gun systems from Germany. In fact, this air defense vehicle was developed by the German company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) between 1976 and 1980 but continues to be effective against aerial threats including drones.

According to information released by the Ukrainian Army Press Services on November 25, 2022, Russia launched a deadly wave of missile strikes on energy infrastructure on Nov 23rd, 2022, causing power outages not only across Ukraine but also in Moldova. The attack came shortly after the European Parliament recognized Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Following the strike, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Kuleba called on the rest of the world to follow the EU's example and label Russia as a terrorist state.

According to a video published on the Russian Social Network "VK" on November 20, 2022, the T-14 Armata, the latest generation of Russian Main Battle Tank (MBT), was spotted at a military training ground near Kazan, where Russian mobilized military personnel is being trained. The loss by Russian forces in Ukraine of an important number of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) and this training, could indicate a future deployment of T-14 Armata in Ukraine.

According to videos published by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian armed forces deployed in Ukraine use the latest generation of Russian-made Lancet loitering munitions also called suicide drones to strike M777 155mm self-propelled artillery weapon systems, light tactical and armored vehicles, and an unmarked civilian car used by Ukrainian armed forces. Recently, the Lancet drone was also used to attack a Ukrainian navy ship.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy set up an initiative called UNITED24 to attract donations from around the world, Business Insider reports. Funds raised through the initiative have allowed Ukraine to buy an Armtrac 400 for the Kharkiv region, which is no longer occupied but remains contaminated with mines. The machine was purchased for $491,808.

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