Ukraine-made ATGM destroyed a Russian tank at a 5.3 km distance

KYIV ($1=36.99 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukrainian Stugna-P ATGM, which has a strike range of 5 km, managed to destroy a Russian tank [it is not reported what model] 300 meters above the maximum range – 5.3 km. This is what fighters from the 80th Brigade of the Airborne Assault Forces of Ukraine say.

Stugna-P ATGM showed strength against Russian separatists
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Soldiers from the Airborne Assault Squad did not give further details about the period and location of the battle. However, they say that they have a colleague who already has 17 destroyed Russian tanks to his credit. “Soldiers from the 80th Airborne Assault Brigade managed to get the most out of the anti-tank missile complex,” one of the Ukrainian soldiers said during a video interview.

More about Stugna-P ATGM

Stugna-P is a Ukrainian-made anti-tank missile system from the state-owned company Luch. Its characteristics allow it to successfully oppose armored vehicles, including tanks. According to Ukrainian sources, Stugna-P can successfully port even the most modern armored vehicles equipped with active anti-tank protection.

The Stugna-P can launch 130mm and 152mm missiles, the most common of which are the RK-2S, RK-2OF, RK-2M-K, and RK-2M-OF guided missiles. They can be equipped with different types of warheads: tandem cumulative, high-explosive fragmentation, or thermobaric.

Ukraine uses an ATGM Skif/Stugna-P made for an Arab customer
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Stugna-P has a laser beam guidance system, but unlike more modern anti-tank missile systems, the Ukrainian is semi-automatic. The Stugna-P also has a remote control and video guidance, which gives the soldier safety.

The Ukrainian anti-tank missile system is equipped with a launcher and a tripod, a missile container, a device for semi-automatic laser guidance, and remote control.

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.

Watch: FGM-148 Javelin destroys Russian tank, UAV bombs another
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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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