Ukraine uses advanced Bulgarian OGi-7MA rounds for Soviet RPG-7

KYIV, UKRAINE — The Ukrainian defense forces in the Bakhmut direction are provided with Bulgarian OGi-7MA rounds. The improved 40 mm OGi-7MA high-explosive cartridges are designed for RPG-7 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers.

Ukraine uses advanced Bulgarian OGi-7MA rounds for Soviet RPG-7
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Ukrainian border guards showed footage of Bulgarian shots in Bakhmut. Ukrainian defenders showed a characteristic wooden box of the Bulgarian company Arsenal. It contained 18 rounds in sealed plastic bags. 18 SR-71 projectile charges are also fired.

These rounds can use all ARSENAL ATGL-L anti-tank grenade launchers and Soviet RPG-7V grenade launchers. The OGi-7MA is essentially an improved analog of the Soviet OG-7B shot. According to experts in the field of ground artillery, the advanced Bulgarian OGi-7MA rounds are among the best in their class.

When the warhead explodes, it creates a highly effective debris field with an optimal debris mass. The Bulgarian manufacturer stated that the body of the warhead of the shot has over 1250 fragments.

The AF76 and AF72 blasters also have the feature of ultra-fast and sliding [anti-ricochet] action, regardless of the angle of impact. We remind you that in 2020 it became known that DZTP “Promoboronexport” imported a batch of 40-mm high-explosive cartridges OG-7B for hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers RPG-7 for the needs of the National Guard of Ukraine.

Ukraine uses advanced Bulgarian OGi-7MA rounds for Soviet RPG-7
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According to a report published on the website Great Export Import, which monitors import and export operations, in December 2019, the Ukrainian state-owned special exporter purchased from the Polish company Phu Lechmar Sp.z.o.o. batch of 2444 rounds OG-7B produced by the Bulgarian “Vazovski mashinostoitelni zavodi” [VMZ]. The value of the delivered ammunition amounts to $403000.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility. Russia claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers. They 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. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

Bulgarian-made ATGLs, a copy of SPG-9, were delivered to Ukraine
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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, a “special military operation” can only take place after a UN resolution. There is no such resolution. So this is an invasion and war against Ukraine.


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