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US ‘Switchblade’ drones heading for Ukraine can target Russian vehicles and artillery: Pentagon official

The Pentagon provided daily updates on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s efforts to resist. Here are highlights of what a senior US defense official told reporters Thursday on Day 22: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Graham Rouse with 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment launches the Switchblade 300, a small, armed unmanned aerial system, at […]

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3 injured when Catholic charity van hit by artillery fire in Ukraine | National Catholic Registry

Three aid workers from a Catholic charity operating in Ukraine were injured last week when the van they were traveling in was hit by artillery fire, the head of the aid group said. Jason Jones, the founder of the US-based Vulnerable People Project (VPP), told CNA on Wednesday that the three Ukrainian men suffered head […]

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Russian tanks and artillery take firing positions within range of the Ukrainian capital

Russia’s ferocious assault on Ukraine has entered its 16th day. New satellite images show that a column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has dispersed north of Kiev for a possible ground assault on the capital. Earlier in the day, Russian airstrikes hit the town of Dnipro in central-eastern Ukraine, killing at least one person. […]

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Satellite images show Russian artillery fire as homes burn near Kiev

Despite a ceasefire agreement between Kyiv and Moscow, Russian troops continued to attack and obstruct evacuation efforts, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said. Vereshchuk said Russian troops failed to honor a ceasefire when evacuation efforts were underway from Izyum, near Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. Evacuation efforts were to be directed to six other cities, […]

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Kyiv bombing looms as satellite images show Russian artillery positions

A massive convoy outside the Ukrainian capital split and fanned out in towns and forests near Kiev, with artillery pieces raised into firing position in a potentially worrying move by the military Russian, appeared to show new satellite photos. The photos emerged amid international efforts to isolate and sanction Russia, particularly after a deadly airstrike […]

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Satellite images show Russian convoy outside Kyiv ‘widely dispersed’, artillery in ‘firing position’

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows troops and equipment deployed in trees and towed artillery into firing position, northwest of Antonov Airport in Lubyanka, Ukraine, during the invasion Russian Thursday. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP) Satellite images released on Thursday show the huge Russian military column heading towards Kiev, Ukraine, dispersing […]

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Video shows Ukrainian artillery strikes shooting down tanks near Kiev

Video released Thursday by the Ukrainian military shows artillery strikes on what officials said was a line of Russian military vehicles not far from Kiev. The aerial footage appears to have been recorded remotely by a drone. It shows at least eight strikes on vehicles on a rural road identified by Ukraine’s Defense Ministry as […]

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Ukrainian artillery blows up tanks near Kiev during the invasion of Russia

Get the Insider app A personalized feed, digest mode, and ad-free experience. Download the app close icon Two crossed lines that form an ‘X’. It indicates a way to close an interaction or dismiss a notification. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry released video of artillery strikes on Russian vehicles outside Kiev. Aerial images, dated March 8, show […]

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Russian army destroys Ukrainian artillery as war drags on into 14th day

On Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry released a video showing the destroyed artillery of the Ukrainian Armed Forces during the “special operation” in the neighboring country. In the video accessible by Republic Media Network, we can see that the Ukrainian artillery is destroyed and lying on the ground. The two neighboring countries released numerous videos […]

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Heavy artillery hits residential areas in Kharkiv as Russia steps up shelling: Ukraine

Russian forces have stepped up shelling of cities in central, northern and southern Ukraine, a Ukrainian official said, ending attempts to evacuate besieged civilians. With Ukraine’s leader urging his people to fight in the streets, Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed responsibility for the invasion, saying Moscow’s attacks could only be stopped “if Kiev ceases […]

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Terror from above, Russian unguided artillery used against civilians in Ukraine

As the bombardment of Ukrainian population centers by Russian forces continues, here are the missile, rocket and artillery systems that are raining death and destruction on civilians. While the Russian military produces precision-guided weapons to hit targets, its doctrine dating back to World War II favors large quantities of cheap unguided munitions over a smaller […]

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Russian artillery fire halts second attempt to evacuate civilians from Ukrainian town

A second attempt to evacuate civilians from a besieged town in southern Ukraine failed on Sunday as Russian attacks halted plans to create a humanitarian corridor, a Ukrainian government official said. Meanwhile, Pope Francis has called for an end to the “rivers of blood and tears” created by the war and has sent two cardinals […]

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Online detectives intercept Russian radio communications and reveal potential war crimes

(AP) Intercepted radio communications between Russian military units in Ukraine revealed potential war crimes and scenes of disarray within the ranks of the invading army. Open source intelligence experts and online volunteers have intercepted and released snippets of what they claim are battlefield radio communications between Russian forces currently in Ukraine. While the vast majority […]

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40-mile-long Russian convoy including tanks and artillery advances on Kiev

Nabih Bulos, David Pierson and Henry Chu Los Angeles Times KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces continued to batter targets in Ukraine on Tuesday, striking the beleaguered country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, and assembling a 40-mile-long column of tanks, artillery and other military vehicles outside the capital, Kyiv, in what could be a sign of impending aggression. […]

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Artillery kills 70 Ukrainian soldiers at military base, official says

Artillery kills 70 Ukrainian soldiers at military base, official says Russian tanks and other vehicles threatened the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, the sixth day of the war. But even as Russia stepped up the bombardment of the country’s second-largest city, the Kremlin found itself increasingly isolated by harsh economic sanctions that sent its currency plummeting. […]

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Russian heavy artillery hits Kharkiv, Freedom Square in Ukraine

Russian troops are increasingly using artillery in residential areas of Kharkiv, where a Russian reconnaissance group was defeated days earlier. Until Monday, Russian forces used heavy weapons to a limited extent in populated areas, but increased their use of artillery north of Kiev and around Kharkiv and Chernihiv. The use of heavy artillery in densely […]

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Dozens likely killed as Kharkiv, Ukraine hit by Russian artillery fire

Ukrainian authorities believe dozens of people were killed in Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, after Russian forces attacked on Monday. The attack comes five days after the start of the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops targeted their artillery fire on residential neighborhoods, Reuters reported, increasing violence in the region as Ukrainian and Russian officials […]

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Artillery exchanges and night battles in Ukraine’s second largest city

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is in its fourth day, and with it the sovereign state’s second-largest city. The fighting between the sides in Kharkiv comes as Ukraine has “engaged the remnants of Russian irregular forces” in its capital, Kiev, according to the British defense. Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned that there […]

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Russia-Ukraine War Live Updates: Kiev Artillery Attacks, EU Sanctions on Putin, Ghost of Kiev, Chernobyl, Additional NATO Troops

Internet in Ukraine and Russia disrupted by the advance of Russian troops Internet connectivity in Ukraine has been badly affected by the Russian invasion, particularly in the south and east of the country where the fighting was most intense, internet blockage observatoryNetBlocks said Saturday. Russian forces captured the southeastern Ukrainian city of Melitopol Saturday, Russia […]

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Scenes from Kharkiv: battle debris, artillery boom and people taking refuge in the metro

The position was held, as early as Friday, by a group of lightly armed Ukrainian soldiers who had hastily dug trenches in the wet mud by the side of the road, periodically plunging into them when the artillery boom was particularly loud. Behind them, huge blue and yellow letters spelled KHARKIV, marking the entrance to […]

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Unpacking the Arms Force of Russia and Ukraine: Tank Force, Artillery Platforms and Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMS)

Video above: What will the Russian attack on Ukraine look like? Tanks? Even hypersonic? By Kris Osborn – President and Editor-in-Chief, Warrior Maven As Russian missiles hit airfields and key military targets across Ukraine and Russian armored ground vehicles advance from Belarus towards the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, many will likely wonder what kind of […]

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CNN crew witnesses heavy outgoing artillery fire from Russian forces

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have escalated after Russian forces invaded Ukraine from three sides, while explosions rang out in several cities, including the capital Kyiv, in a massive attack that began Thursday before dawn. The West has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for this invasion. What happened overnight CNN crews heard explosions in and […]

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As Russia invades Chernobyl, many fear artillery will spread radioactive dust across the continent

On April 26, 1986, an accident at a reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant led to the worst nuclear disaster in history. The radioactive fallout covered not only parts of Ukraine, but also parts of Belarus and Russia – more than 90,000 square miles – in an area that was quickly labeled an exclusion […]

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Artillery swaps in eastern Ukraine could portend invasion, US warns

Residents near the Ukrainian frontline rushed into basements for cover on Thursday as artillery firefights with Russian-backed separatists reached their most intense level in months, a development worrying amid Western fears that Russia could use the fighting as a pretext to invade Ukraine. As the United States and Russia exchanged conflicting accounts on whether Russian […]

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Putin says he is WITHDRAWING some troops and tanks from Ukraine despite claims that units are ready in ‘attack positions’

RUSSIA said it was withdrawing some of its troops from the Ukrainian border – despite artillery and tanks appearing to remain in attack position. Although Liz Truss warned that a Russian invasion was “imminent and highly likely”, Ukraine has now insisted its diplomatic talks with Western allies have successfully blocked an incursion. seven Russian tanks […]

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Focus on Russian AI-powered artillery

China and the United States had a head start in the AI ​​race, largely attributed to state-sponsored funding in research and development of AI-based technologies and private participation. Although Russia is not seen as a favorite in the global AI race, it remains a force. From dominating World War II with their superior tanks to […]

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Ukraine has a lot of artillery. But it lacks ammunition.

Ukrainian army rocket artillery fire in 2015. Photo by Ukrainian Ministry of Defense Russia and Ukraine might be bitter enemies, but due to their shared heritage, the two countries adhere to much the same doctrine for ground warfare. One principle they share is the use of artillery. Armour, reconnaissance and electronic warfare units isolate an […]

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Russian jamming force could isolate Ukrainian troops so artillery can destroy them

A Russian R-330ZH Zhitel in the Donbass. Yaroslav Krechko via Facebook Seven years ago, Russian forces located with drones, isolated with electronic jammers and then destroyed with artillery a powerful Ukrainian armored group, at least on paper. Today, Russian troops massed on Ukraine’s eastern border have even more drones and more jammers and plenty of […]