Documented: Ukraine uses ground-modified British BRIMSTONE missiles
KYIV, ($1=30.25 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Earlier today, we announced that Ukraine was officially using US-made kamikaze Switchblade 300 drones in the war against Russia. There is already a second piece of evidence that Ukraine’s armed forces are using weapons from recent deliveries to them, namely the Brimstone naval missile delivered from Britain.
Photos spread on social networks show the remains of at least one such rocket. There is no information in which area the remains were found after its launch, nor when this happened, but given that the delivery of this weapon is recent, we assume that it was also used soon. The remains of the found rocket show that it was manufactured in September 2001, and the temperature limit written on the rocket’s hull shows a wide range of temperatures at which it can operate [-46 to +71 degrees Celsius].
Characteristic in this case is the fact that Brimstone is a naval missile, but Ukraine has received from Britain a revised version of the launch. After British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised Ukraine a “new weapon” in mid-April, many speculated that it would be US Harpoon missiles. The US government was expected to allow Britain to donate them without any problems.
However, BulgarianMilitary.com suggested that it was not Harpoon but Brimstone that would be the missile that the Ukrainians would receive from London, as they could easily be converted into a version for launching from the ground. We were right, and how we came to this conclusion and why London chose Brimstone over Harpoon – read here.
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.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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