Espreso. Global
Review

Victorious news of 839th day of war: Russian EW system destroyed, Germany, Italy supply air defense aid to Ukraine

11 June, 2024 Tuesday
22:15

Several countries announced new military aid to Ukraine, including new air defense systems

client/title.list_title

U.S. allows weapons supply to Azov Brigade

The administration of the U.S. President Joe Biden has announced the lifting of a ban, imposed several years ago, on the supply of American weapons to the Azov Brigade, as reported by the Washington Post citing the U.S. State Department.

“After thorough review, Ukraine’s 12th Special Forces Azov Brigade passed Leahy vetting as carried out by the U.S. Department of State,” the agency said.

The Leahy Law prevents U.S. military assistance from going to foreign units credibly found to have committed major human rights violations. It is named for former senator Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), who wrote the legislation.

According to a statement quoted by the Washington Post, the State Department has found no evidence of such violations.

Rheinmetall and Ukroboronprom's first joint armored vehicle repair shop opens in Ukraine

This was announced by Ukraine's Minister of Strategic Industries, Oleksandr Kamyshin.

“A joint production facility of Ukroboronprom and Rheinmetall has been launched in Ukraine - a workshop for the repair and production of armored vehicles. This is the first project implemented within the partnership between Ukroboronprom and the German defense giant,” the statement said. 

According to Kamyshin, the launch of the joint workshop will allow foreign equipment to be repaired faster and, therefore, returned to the front line more quickly. In the future, the shop also plans to produce new models of armored vehicles.

The minister emphasized that this will support not only the Ukrainian Armed Forces but also the Ukrainian economy, as Ukrainian specialists will work in the workshop under the technical supervision of their German colleagues. Thus, taxes will be paid in Ukraine. 

Germany to provide Ukraine with third Patriot system, IRIS-T, Gepard, and ammunition to Ukraine

On June 11, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new aid package for Ukraine, including the Patriot and IRIS-T air defense systems, Gepard, and ammunition.

"Relations between Germany and Ukraine have never been so close and trusting," Scholz said, highlighting that since Russia's full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, Germany has provided military aid amounting to EUR 33 billion.

He emphasized that Ukraine's most urgent needs are ammunition, weapons, and particularly air defense.

"In the coming weeks and months, we will deliver the third Patriot system, the IRIS-T installation, Gepard, and ammunition to Ukraine," Scholz stated.

Italy announces new military aid package for Ukraine focused on air defense

On June 11, Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani revealed that Ukraine will receive a new military aid package, with a primary focus on air defense equipment. He announced it at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Berlin.

"I want to inform you that we have a new package of military assistance for Ukraine, primarily addressing air defense," stated the minister.

Estonia to provide Ukraine with Mistral air defense system launchers and missiles

Estonia will supply launchers and missiles of the Mistral short-range air defense missile system to Ukraine as military assistance, as reported by the press service of the country's Ministry of Defense, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Ukraine urgently needs air defense to repel Russia's ongoing brutal attack, and it is also in Estonia's direct security interests to contribute to this together with its allies," stated Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur.

According to him, the assistance package is designed to benefit Ukraine as much as possible without compromising the combat readiness of the Estonian Defense Forces.

Rare Russian complex Borisoglebsk-2 destroyed by Ukrainian Forces

The soldiers of Ukraine's 10th separate mountain assault brigade successfully destroyed the Russian multifunctional electronic warfare complex RB-301B Borisoglebsk-2. The spokesman for the Khortytsia operational and strategic grouping of troops, Nazar Voloshyn, shared the information, Army Inform reports.

According to Voloshyn, Ukrainian defenders targeted and destroyed the complex using an FPV drone east of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region.

The Borisoglebsk-2 is a Russian EW system primarily utilized for satellite communications suppression.

Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Friday
14 June
21:20
Review
Victorious news of 842nd day of war: partisans expose Russian airfield in Crimea, US delivers 102 diesel power plants to Ukraine
20:55
Ukraine reports 71 combat engagements on frontline, most intense situation in Pokrovsk sector
20:31
57 leaders will attend: Switzerland unveils lineup for Global Peace Summit
20:10
Austin assesses Ukraine's prospects to get F-16 fighters this summer
19:53
OPINION
Putin is not raising stakes, he is nervous
19:30
Russian tanker calls at Mariupol port for first time since occupation
19:12
Exclusive
Military expert on main problem with Patriot air defense system in Ukraine
18:50
Zelenskyy on Putin's proposal to end war: No different from other ultimatums
18:30
17-year-old girls recruited into Zelenskyy's army: media fakes on June 14 
18:05
Exclusive
Even part of Putin's plan is defeat for Ukraine - diplomat Shamshur
17:43
NATO, Ukraine respond to Putin's claim of offering "peaceful resolution"
17:20
Russia prepares to "evacuate" museum treasures from Crimea
16:57
Review
How Russia's disinformation campaign seeps into Swiss views
16:25
Exclusive
Russia cannot gain foothold in Novooleksandrivka, Donetsk region - 110th brigade spokesman
15:47
Russian forces set up military logistics base near residential buildings in Mariupol
15:26
Russia recognizes Georgian National Legion as terrorist organization
15:04
Russia sends 'volunteer corps' to war in Ukraine with increasing frequency - UK intelligence
14:42
Ukraine's General Staff reports intense Russian attacks in Pokrovsk, Kurakhove sectors
14:20
Ukraine returns bodies of 254 fallen defenders
14:01
Solntsepyok ammunition explodes in Russia's Shebekino, killing three soldiers - media
13:42
Review
Peace Summit in Switzerland. What Ukraine should expect from it
13:20
DPRK transfers almost 5 million artillery shells to Russia, says Seoul
12:59
Exclusive
Systematic strikes on airfields: military expert Zgurets on Russia's targets
12:38
Mine explodes near cooling pond at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant - IAEA
12:17
Review
How Ukrainian robotic platforms work and at what distance. Serhiy Zgurets' column
11:54
Ukrainian partisans expose Russian airfield in Crimea
11:36
Canada sanctions 11 Russian individuals, 16 legal entities supporting war in Ukraine
11:15
Russia hits bus with drone in Sumy region, injuring three people
10:57
Updated
Russia claims to have destroyed 87 drones: oil depot allegedly damaged
10:39
ISW assesses consequences of strikes on Crimea for Russia
10:20
Review
Russian fakes for June 13: selection from Center for Countering Disinformation
09:58
Russia's night attack: Ukraine's air defense destroys 24 of 31 air targets
09:39
Russian army loses 1,250 soldiers, 48 artillery systems, 8 tanks in Ukraine per day
2024, Thursday
13 June
22:00
Review
Victorious news of 841st day of war: 5 destroyed Russian boats, $50 billion for Ukraine from frozen Russian assets
21:48
Ukraine, US sign bilateral security agreement for 10 years
21:32
Not only procurement, but strengthening production: Stoltenberg on expanding military aid to Ukraine
21:15
Exclusive
Ukraine to join NATO's JATEC training centre in Poland - Stoltenberg
20:54
Ukraine's IT Army shuts down Russian bank provider - Ministry of Digital Transformation
20:35
Russia plans to fill irrigation canals with artesian water after Kakhovka HPP destruction
20:16
Japan, Ukraine sign 10-year term security agreement: what it provides for
More news