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There’s a popular belief in Ukraine that our partners provide us with certain types of equipment. especially aviation, despite apparent reluctance.
On December 5, the enemy fired more than 70 missiles at Ukraine, including both old Soviet-made supersonic Kh-22 missiles (with less-than-a-mile precision) and newer ones.
Germany is continuing its efforts to provide military aid for Ukraine to counter Russian aggression. The government reported that two new packages are to be sent to Kyiv.
On October 16, The Washington Post, citing U.S. intelligence, published information that Iran had agreed to give Russia Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar ballistic missiles. Although the country has repeatedly denied helping Russia in its war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian army has already downed numerous Iranian-made Shahed-136, Shahed-131, and Mohajer-6 drones. What does Iran need it for?
It turns out that the Russians dreamed of repeating after their grandfathers and being proud of their powerful motherland while staying on their sofas. Once mobilization was announced in Russia, tens of thousands of people suddenly found they had urgent business in Finland, Norway, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan.
Russia’s "special operation" is still going "according to plan": first, they’ve sent the Machine Gun Artillery Division from Iturup Island, actually the personnel of the Kuril fortified district, to the frontline. This garrison has never been involved in any conflict before, be it Afghanistan, Chechnya, or Syria.
In the evening of July 26, the Armed Forces of Ukraine once more sent warm greetings to the Antonivskyi Bridge. The "unparalleled" Pantsir and S-400 multi-layer air defense systems couldn’t overcome the curvature of the earth, and the roadbed received 17 hits.
Is Russia capable of quick mass mobilization, given the tremendous losses the invaders have already suffered? Should Ukraine be alarmed?