Ukraine - Russia Invasion conflict

The Ukrainian soldiers captured enough BMP-3 tracked armored IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) of the Russian army to equip one infantry motorized battalion. Several pictures and videos were published on social networks showing the 98th Territorial Defense Battalion Azov equipped with a mix of Russian-made BMP-3 IVS and YPR-765 light tracked APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) vehicles donated by the Netherlands.

In the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR), fighting continues in the area of the village of Kremennaya, Anna-News Info reports. The Russian Armed Forces and the 2nd Army Corps of the LPR are trying to break through the positions of the Ukrainian army. During the hostilities, BMPT Terminator fire support combat vehicles are used to fight Ukrainian forces using their firepower consisting of a 30mm twin-cannon, four Ataka anti-tank guided missiles, one 7.62mm machine gun, and two 30mm automatic grenade launchers. 

Analysis: Fight Ukraine T-64BV tank vs. Russian T-72B3 tank. In the Russia and Ukraine conflict that started in February 2022, we could not see a lot of tank combat because most of the time these are destroyed by anti-tank weapons or artillery fire. Recently, a video was published on Social Networks showing a Ukrainian T-64BV tank destroying by direct fire a T-72B3 from the Russian army.

According to information released by the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian air force bases attacked on December 5, 2022, would have suffered an airstrike thanks to the use of the old Soviet-made modified reconnaissance drone Tupolev Tu-141 launched from Ukraine and fitted with an explosive warhead. The Ukrainian government has not yet confirmed that the strikes were carried out by Ukraine.

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.

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