KYIV ($1=29.51 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — The Ukrainian Armed Forces fired three Tochka-U tactical ballistic missiles simultaneously. A video shared on social media recorded the launch of the three ballistic missiles. There is no information on where and when the ballistic missiles were fired, nor their destination.
BulgarianMilitary.com reminds you that fierce fighting is currently taking place in the Donbas region. Western and Ukrainian sources say the artillery ratio is currently in Russia’s favor and is 20 to 1. Ukraine confirms that a day in the battles in the Donbas region lost 100-300 soldiers [killed] and at least another 500-700 wounded.
Tochka-U is a Soviet tactical ballistic missile. Its NATO name is SS-21 Scarab. The missile was developed in the early 1970s and has been in service since 1976. He has documented participation in several military conflicts: the Yemeni Civil War, the First Chechen War, the Second Chechen War, the Syrian Civil War, the War in Donbas, the Yemeni Civil War, the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen, the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The ballistic missile is powered by a single-stage solid-propellant rocket 96kN engine, the maximum speed it can reach is Mach 5.3, and the range of the missile is a minimum of 15 km and a maximum of 70 km.
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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