Shoigu ordered escalation in Ukraine, sent 220mm BM-27 Uragan MRL

MOSCOW ($1= Russian Rubles) — On June 16, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergei Shoigu, issued an order to all active Russian groups on the territory of Ukraine to intensify the escalation of attacks.

Shoigu ordered escalation in Ukraine, sent 220mm BM-27 Uragan MRL
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The reason for this order is “to exclude the possibility of the Kyiv regime launching massive missile and artillery strikes on civilian infrastructure and the inhabitants of Donbas and other regions,” according to the press release of the Ministry of Defense, distributed by official information sources in Russia, as well as on social channels.

Russia sent BM-27 Uragan MRL

Shoigu ordered escalation in Ukraine, sent 220mm BM-27 Uragan MRL
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In a video released on the official Telegram channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense, it is clear that Moscow is sending to the front one of the flagships of the Russian artillery weapon systems – the 220mm self-propelled multiple rocket launcher BM-27 Uragan. Developed and entered into service in the 1970s, the Soviet Union and then Russia continue to continuously upgrade this short-range artillery missile system.

Shoigu ordered escalation in Ukraine, sent 220mm BM-27 Uragan MRL
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The BM-27 Uragan has 16 artillery launchers for 9M27F, 9M27K1, 9M27K2, 9M27K3, and 9M59 missiles. The warheads of all missiles weigh between 80 and 100 kg with different charges: unitary HE-Frag, 312 PFM-1 anti-personnel mines, PGMDM/PTM-1 anti-tank mines, PTM-3 directional charge bottom attack anti-tank mines, and N9N210 anti-material bomblets. The BM-27 Uragan is operated by a crew of six and can fire all loaded missiles in less than a minute.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has announced that the BM-27 Uragan has already taken part in combat operations in Ukraine following the order issued by the Minister of Defense Shoigu for the escalation of attacks. “While performing firing tasks during a special military operation, the crews of the military vehicles moved to fire positions, quickly turned around, and inflicted fire damage on the accumulation of manpower and the grouping of artillery of the Ukrainian nationalists, who had previously attacked peaceful settlements in Donbas,” the message said.

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.

152mm Msta-S is a Russian killing machine in Ukraine, Belgium syas
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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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