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the Ukrainian army still lacks armament

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While Russian forces are waging a merciless battle to take Donbass, Ukraine is strengthening its positions in several parts of its territory. North of Kherson, the soldiers are trying to defend their positions but they admit they are sorely lacking in military equipment.

If the Ukrainian army has taken over some localities on the outskirts of Kherson, in the south of Ukraine, a major counter-offensive is not on the agenda. The objective is above all to prevent a new thrust of the Russian armored vehicles. Problem, the units of the army regularly have little modern armament.

“We need M-777 guns, which can fire up to 30 kilometers away, explains Vtchytel, gunner. And this anti-tank weapon, we can only use it once.”

Western arms deliveries have yet to produce a major effect on the front lines. The Ukrainian army notably lacks advanced anti-tank missile launchers, such as this American Javelin. Reporting by Jonathan Walsh, Amar Al-Hameedawi and Yurii Shyvala.


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