Watch: Russia hit Ukrainian SAM, Ukraine downed a Russian aircraft
KYIV, ($1=29.62 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — BulgariaMilitary.com continues to monitor military action in Ukraine after the invasion of the Russian armed forces on February 24 this year. The information flow on both sides of the war is highly propagandistic and it is difficult to sift through reliable information. Sources of BulgarianMilitary.com in Ukraine [both sides too] confirmed the information below:
The General Staff of the Russian Army published a video shot by a drone of a Russian bomb [dropped from a fighter plane] hit the Ukrainian Buk SAM system in the area of the village of Olkhovka in the east of Kharkiv. According to Ukrainian and Russian sources, this is a self-propelled, medium-range surface-to-air missile [SAM] Buk system [NATO reporting name SA-6 Gainful]. Ukraine has soviet copies of M1 variants, designed by Artem Luch Arsenal [Kyiv] KBs and built-in KhAZ [Kharkiv] and Yuzhmash [Dnepr] plants, planned Dnipro SAM system [between Buk and S300P type].
At the same time, a new Russian fighter jet [there is no information whether the aircraft is a MiG type or Su type] has been shot down by the available anti-aircraft missile systems of the Ukrainian armed forces. It is not known when exactly he was shot down, but the video was confirmed and published in the last 12 hours by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army.
“Another Russian aircraft “decorates” Ukrainian fields. The air defense forces, the Air Force Command, and the Land Forces continue to shoot down enemy equipment, although, according to various Russian propagandists, Ukraine’s air defenses have long been destroyed,” the statement of the Ukrainian Army said.
If you missed: 8 Russian howitzers were struck
Ukrainian reconnaissance drone managed to find a whole battery of eight 122mm D-30 trailer howitzers, then aimed strikes at them, BulgarianMilitary.com reported on March 25, citing its sources in Ukraine, as well as the Ukrainian online portal mil.in.ua. Watch the video below:
The Russian 122mm howitzer battery was located in the Kherson region. It consisted of eight howitzers. In this area, the defense of Ukraine is led by 57 separate motorized infantry brigades. BulgarianMilitary.com reminded that the Ukrainian military struck the Msta-S / B and Hyacinth-C howitzers of the Russian Federation in the same region a few days ago.
If you missed: Ukraine captured Russian Krasukha EW
BulgariaMilitary.com recalls that on March 23 the Ukrainian army captured the control unit of the low Earth orbit [LEO] satellite destroyer electronic warfare [EW] system Krasukha 4 of the Russian Federation near the capital Kyiv.
According to photos shared on social media, the control unit of the electronic warfare system Krasukha 4, belonging to the Russian army, was captured by Ukrainian soldiers in the northern part of the city of Makariv, near the capital Kyiv. It is stated that the photo was taken at least a week ago. According to defense experts, the seized system is defined as a control unit of the Russian electronic warfare system 1RL257 Krasukha-4.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law throughout Ukraine. Air raid sirens were heard throughout Ukraine for most of the day. Ukraine’s ICT infrastructure has already deteriorated as a result of Russian cyber-attacks and bombardments. Several Ukrainian cities or buildings have been occupied, including the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
However, per a US defence official, Russians forces are “meeting more resistance” in advance towards Kyiv “than they expected”; a statement repeated by James Heappey, Britain’s current Minister for the Armed Forces the next day.
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