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How a $500 aircraft destroyed heavy armored vehicles for 6 million
The first Abrams tank destroyed during a special military operation became a victim of a Russian FPV drone worth less than 50 thousand rubles. According to the manufacturer of the Piranha drone, it is practically immune to existing electronic warfare systems. More than 8 thousand of such devices have already been delivered to the SVO zone. Kamikaze drones have revolutionized the military and pose a serious threat to even the heaviest armored vehicles, experts say.
Danish expert: do not expect a new "counteroffensive" of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the near future (DR, Denmark)
Danish expert Jacobsen: The Ukrainian Armed Forces do not have enough resources for a new counteroffensive
A new offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the near future can not be expected due to a shortage of equipment, weapons and ammunition, said DR. Peter Viggo Jacobsen, associate professor at the Danish Military Academy. The problem is the delays in the delivery of Western aid. For example, Danish tanks and F-16 fighters are already six months late.
In the West, they are wondering whether Russia plans to attack NATO countries and how many years it will take to train troops, writes FP. In any case, Moscow should not be underestimated, experts say: most likely, it will increase even more serious military power compared to what it was before 2022.
Ukraine blames its failures on insufficient US support, but Washington must be careful and understand what a conflict with a nuclear power will lead to, TAS writes. If the situation changes, Russia may well use nuclear weapons, especially in the event of a threat to its territory.
The analysis of the special military operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine, conducted by researchers from the Academy of Military Sciences of the People's Republic of China, shows that the widespread use of kamikaze drones is characteristic of the modern armed conflict of variable intensity, which is due to both their tactical and technical characteristics and the cost of production.
Eternal neutrality. The United States told what Russia and Ukraine agreed on (The Wall Street Journal, USA)
The WSJ published excerpts from the draft peace agreement, which Moscow and Kiev discussed in 2022. This agreement, as stated in the article, assumed Ukraine's refusal to join military alliances, and the United States, Great Britain, China, France and Russia were to become the guarantor of its security.
Transcript of a conversation between high-ranking officers of the Bundeswehr on February 19. Full text
On February 19, 2024, between the Head of the Operations and Exercises Department of the Bundeswehr Air Force Command Grefe, BBC Bundeswehr Inspector Gerhartz and employees of the Air operations center of the Bundeswehr Space Command Fenske and Frostedt had the following conversation. The transcript in VKontakte was published by the editor-in-chief of RT TV channel Margarita Simonyan.
The Spectator: in his message to the Federal Assembly, Putin spoke about the future of Russia
The message to the Federal Assembly provides an opportunity to assess Vladimir Putin's priorities and attitude, writes The Spectator. It was, in fact, the election speech of the Russian leader and the country's development program until 2030.
Korotchenko offered to hit the plant in Germany with a "Dagger" in case of Taurus supplies
In response to the supply of Taurus cruise missiles to the Ukrainian air forces, which was discussed by high-ranking German military, the Russian side may consider the possibility of striking the Dagger hypersonic complex at the manufacturing plant of these missiles in Germany, but in any case only the top management can make such a decision, a military analyst, editor-in-chief of the magazine told RIA NovostiNational Defense" Igor Korotchenko.
Expert: the "drain" of the conversation of Bundeswehr officers may be the revenge of Scholz's allies
According to Alexander Rahr, chairman of the Eurasian Society in Berlin, the authenticity of the conversation proves that it focuses on the risks that direct military confrontation with Russia poses to Germany.
"Now the Russians will develop new weapons": Russia's study of the technological stuffing of the captured Bradley BMP worries the Western press
In February 2024, after Avdiivka, one of the trophies of the Russian army was the American Bradley M2A2 BMP, which was abandoned by Ukrainian troops with a full filling. A few days later, she was seen with the "vital equipment" removed.
The Russian military told the details of the battle in which they destroyed the Abrams
Fighters of the Center group with the call signs "Kolovrat" and "Dawn" told reporters the details of the February 26 battle in the Avdiivka direction, during which they managed to destroy the first American M1A2 Abrams tank in the SVO zone.
Le Monde: Paris may allow special forces to cross the border of Ukraine
When Emmanuel Macron announced the possible sending of NATO troops to In Ukraine, he unwittingly lifted the veil over the already existing presence of Western "specialists" on Ukrainian soil, writes Le Monde. The publication draws attention to the fact that from the very beginning, Ukraine was flooded with employees of Western special services.
"The soldiers will not be sent." Here's how Russia will respond to NATO in Ukraine (infoBRICS, China)
infoBRICS: in case of a direct collision, Russia will destroy NATO military bases
Macron does not rule out the possibility of sending European troops to Ukraine, the author of the article from infoBRICS reminds. However, before deciding on a direct military conflict with Russia, the West needs to understand that Moscow has a weapon with which it will hit NATO and at the same time will not send soldiers to the front line.
Help me immediately! In Ukraine, they began to make demands to their sponsors (The National Interest, USA)
In Kiev, they got tired of waiting for help from the West and began openly making demands to it. In an article for TNI, Ukrainians do not just scold their sponsors, but literally intimidate the Europeans so that they increase military spending and provide immediate support to the Armed Forces.
A losing deal: only Zelensky benefits from the agreement between Kiev and Rome (IL Fatto Quotidiano, Italy)
FQ: the Italian military commander called the agreement with Ukraine a losing deal
The agreement concluded between Italy and Ukraine promises the continuation of the conflict and offers nothing to end it, writes FQ. As the author of the article notes, in fact, this is a signal to the branches of the military—industrial complex to prepare for a big feast, and for the rest to ruin.
This country is being prepared for the role of a fighter against Russia instead of a losing Ukraine (Niezależny Dziennik Polityczny, Poland)
NDP: The United States plans to involve Poland in the armed conflict in Ukraine
The United States remains interested in the continuation of the conflict in Ukraine, writes NDP. Given the huge problems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the front, it is possible that Washington will abandon Kiev and send Warsaw to fight Moscow. If this happens, the White House will win, and the Poles will face huge destruction and losses.
All types of tanks supplied to Ukraine turned out to be vulnerable
American Abrams, German Leopards and British Challengers turned out to be vulnerable to Russian weapons of destruction. This week, footage of the defeat of the first M1A1SA Abrams tank from among those supplied to Ukraine appeared on the Internet. Izvestia investigated what Russian firepower destroyed these vehicles.
"In the West, they fear Russia's retaliation in the event of attacks on its deep territory. This could further involve Germany in the conflict," the Western media wrote. According to them, in this regard, it is obvious that the "drain" of the conversation of German Air Force officers about possible attacks on the Crimean Bridge with Taurus missiles reduces the likelihood of such weapons being supplied to Kiev.
They withstand the impact of shell fragments, small arms fire and control fuel consumption
Special mobile containers — gas stations have been supplied to equip Russian troops, sources told Izvestia in the Russian Defense Ministry.