Ukraine - Russia Invasion conflict

As the war continues in Ukraine, a significant incident has transpired that underscores the growing potency of modern warfare technologies. According to a video published on social networks on June 23, 2023, the first Ukrainian CAESAR 155mm 6x6 self-propelled howitzer donated by France was destroyed by a Russian Lancet loitering munition in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

Exclusive footage obtained from a Telegram account by Оперативний ЗСУ reveals that the 155m self-propelled howitzer AS90 donated by the United Kingdom to Ukraine has been deployed for the first time in a combat operation against Russian forces. The video, published on June 15, 2023, showcases the AS90's inaugural combat mission, marking a significant milestone in the ongoing conflict.

To fight the modern Western tanks utilized by the Ukrainian army, Russian forces deploy one of the most efficient anti-tank armored vehicles, known as the Khrizantema-S, Russian designation, 9P157-2. The missile fired by the Khrizantema-S has the ability to penetrate both passive and reactive tank armor. Furthermore, it can engage low-altitude aircraft, defensive infrastructure, and enemy troops.

In an interesting development reported by Ukrainian media and echoed by topwar.ru, Ukraine has unleashed its audacious scheme to procure Swedish CV90 infantry fighting vehicles. Brace yourselves for the jaw-dropping revelation: Kyiv has its sights firmly set on acquiring a mind-boggling 1,000 of these cutting-edge war combat vehicles, and it won't be doing it alone.

Recent reports from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), as of June 15, 2023, confirm that Ukrainian forces have persisted with their counteroffensive operations in a minimum of three strategic directions. The reports indicate significant progress made on that day, compelling the Russian forces to resort to the BAL coastal missile defense system. The deployment of this system was to neutralize ground targets and halt the progressive Ukrainian counteroffensive.

The transfer of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine was announced by the governments of Denmark and the Netherlands on April 20, 2023. However, some aspects of the announcement raised suspicions regarding the number, modernization, and terms of the transfer. Defence Express noted that Ukraine would receive 14 Leopard 2A4 tanks from Denmark and the Netherlands, which would undergo refurbishment by Rheinmetall.

In a report released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on June 9, 2023, the freshly launched anti-tank wheeled armored vehicle, the Kornet-D, is positioned as a 'game-changer' in combating the Bradley IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) and Leopard 2 tanks that have been gifted to the Ukrainian military. Equipped to annihilate tanks and other armored vehicles, the Kornet-D can even take out fortified structures, soldiers in shelters, and low-velocity, low-altitude targets from a distance of up to 10 kilometers.

As the conflict in Ukraine continues to evolve, a significant update has surfaced regarding the tactical deployment of military equipment. The AMX-10RC / RCR reconnaissance anti-tank armored vehicles donated by France have been deployed by the Ukrainian Navy’s 37th Marine Brigade in a successful counter-offensive in the southern Donetsk Oblast. As confirmed by several posts on social media, these vehicles played a critical role in a daring assault on the Russian-held town of Velyka Novosilka.

In recent unfolding events from the enduring strife in Ukraine, a video surfaced on Telegram on June 14, revealing the Ukrainian army's successful counter-battery operation using American HIMARS Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) against Russian artillery in North-East Yalynskye, Donetsk Oblast. The operation reportedly led to the destruction of five units of the Russian MSTA-S, 2S19 152mm tracked self-propelled howitzers.

In an unexpected development, the 25th Air Assault Brigade, one of the oldest brigades of the Ukrainian air-assault forces, was seen in the town of Neskuchne on June 13, 2023. This event was reported by Forbes International Press Agency, and it signifies the unit joining the expanding Ukrainian corps that's advancing south from Velyka Novosilka.

In the latest development of the war in Ukraine, the Russian Ministry of Defense released a video on June 12, 2023, revealing their attempts to recover and later analyze the technology of damaged Western military vehicles with the Ukrainian army, specifically, the German Leopard 2A6 tank and the American Bradley M2A2 IFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles). The captured footage comes in the wake of Russian artillery attacks against these Ukrainian vehicles on June 11, 2023.

According to a video released on social networks on June 12, 2023, Ukrainian soldiers have announced for the first time the capture of a Russian T-80BVM, the most modern combat tank in the T-80 family. Reportedly, the tank was recently seized by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk Oblast. This marks the first confirmed capture of a T-80BVM tank from the Russian army.

According to a video published on the "Ukraine Defence" Facebook account on June 11, 2023, during a joint mission conducted by the 31st separate reconnaissance battalion, 73rd Maritime Operations Center of the SSO of Ukraine, 406th Artillery Brigade, an RP-377LA «Lorandit» electronic warfare vehicle deployed in the occupied Oleshki, Kherson region was destroyed by artillery fire. The RP-377LA is a very sophisticated VHF radio jammer, spectrum analyzer, monitor, and direction finder mounted on Buhanka UAZ-452 4x4 tactical vehicle.

Russian forces in Ukraine are leveraging drone technology to counter the recent wave of counter-offensives launched by Ukrainian forces. This new tactic primarily targets the Leopard 2 tanks and other modern combat vehicles provided to Ukraine by European countries and the United States, which are now heavily used by the Ukrainian army in counter-operations against the Russian army. A video released on the social network Telegram on June 10, 2023, highlights this strategy, revealing the destruction of a Ukrainian Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank by a Russian Lancet loitering munition.

In an extraordinary sequence of events over the past two days, the Ukrainian military has initiated substantial counter-offensive operations in various sectors of eastern and southern Ukraine. This marks the maiden deployment of several combat vehicles - such as the AMX-10RC anti-tank armored vehicles, Bradley M2A2 Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs), and Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) - donated by global allies to the Ukrainian forces in their battle against Russian troops.

The Russian army continues to destroy tanks and air defense systems donated to Ukraine by European countries and the United States using Lancet drone loitering munition. A recent video published on Social Networks showed the attack by a Russian Lancet drone loitering munition of a TRML-4D radar, used by the German-made IRIS-T SLM air defense missile system of the Ukrainian army. Without its TRML-4D radar, the Iris-T SLM cannot be used.

According to a video published by the Russian Ministry of Defense on June 8, 2023, the first Leopard 2A4 Main Battle Tank donated to Ukraine by European countries was destroyed by the Russian Forces during the recent Ukrainian offensive near the city of Novopokrovka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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