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Victorious news of 525th day of war: strike on important target in Crimea, Ukraine-made demining vehicle, and supply of APCs from Bulgaria

2 August, 2023 Wednesday
23:31

Explosions were heard near a military airfield in the occupied Crimea, a domestic demining machine has been certified, and the Armed Forces may receive 100 armored personnel carriers from Bulgaria in September

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Ukraine has certified its own demining vehicle

Ukraine has certified the first domestic machine for preparing the ground for demining, the Ministry of Economy reports.

"A machine developed by Kharkiv-based manufacturers to prepare the ground for demining has been certified. The manufacturing company has already received a certificate of conformity and a declaration of conformity, which allows it to be manufactured and used for demining," the ministry said in a statement.

The Ukrainian-made vehicle has several advantages over foreign machines: simplicity of design and low cost of production, maintenance and repair. At the same time, the development allows for the effective disposal of anti-personnel and detection of anti-tank mines.

Explosions near military air base in Crimea

On August 2, explosions were heard near the village of Hvardiyske in the occupied Crimea. Defence Express analysts believe that this time they hit a "tasty target".

"Judging by the sound of the object's flight, it is most likely a cruise missile flying at a fairly low altitude. Moreover, a second detonation is heard immediately after the missile explodes. Of course, it is extremely difficult to make accurate assumptions based on this, but so far, Storm Shadow meets all the conditions. But what is interesting is that the video does not show the operation of Russian air defense systems at all," Defence Express said.

The target for the missile strike was chosen as carefully as possible, because it is the area of the village of Hvardiyske, where the airbase is located, where the 37th Mixed Aviation Regiment of the Russian Federation is stationed with Su-24 and Su-25 aircraft.

 "Now the Russian Federation can keep much larger forces at this airfield. At the same time, this airbase is being actively hit from time to time, and the first strike was made in August last year. But this strike is likely to be the most effective, precisely because of the use of advanced weapons," analysts say.  

Ukraine’s Defence Forces target Russian enemy in the Tavria sector

Ukrainian Defence Forces are successfully targeting the enemy in the Tavria sector. This was announced by the commander of the Tavria operational and strategic grouping of troops Oleksandr Tarnavskyi.

"Tavria direction. Units of the Defence Forces continue to destroy enemy manpower and equipment. Over the last day, the enemy lost 19 units of military equipment. In particular, 4 armored personnel carriers, 6 artillery systems and mortars, one TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flamethrower system, one UAV, and seven vehicles. In addition, 10 ammunition depots and one fuel and lubricants depot were destroyed.

 About a hundred armored personnel carriers from Bulgaria may arrive in September

On July 21, the Bulgarian parliament approved the provision of about 100 Bulgarian armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. This equipment may arrive in Ukraine as early as September. 

This was reported by LIGA.net with reference to Bulgarian MP Ivailo Mirchev.

According to the Bulgarian MP, in early September, the Bulgarian parliament is to finally ratify the supply of 100 armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, after which the equipment will be sent to Ukraine.

Ukrainian Armed Forces adopt 10th model of FPV drone

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have officially adopted the 10th model of the drone. This was announced by Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

"We have a small anniversary. I am holding the 10th model of FPV drone, which is officially put into service in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The tactical and technical characteristics and the new production scale are convincing. The main thing is that the lives of our soldiers will be saved," Reznikov’s posting reads.

The commission at the Department of Military Technical Policy, Development of Armaments and Military Equipment of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has completed the necessary procedures.

"This FPV drone, like other models, is assembled in Ukraine, but mostly from foreign components. The next level is to produce the main components in Ukraine and ensure diversification to guarantee the independence and sustainability of the army's supply under any circumstances," Reznikov added.

According to the minister, in 15 months, the Ministry of Defence has already adopted and put into service more than 30 models of UAVs of various types – reconnaissance, attack, ‘kamikaze’ and barrage munitions. Ammunition for UAVs has been officially created as a separate category. All of them are being tested on the battlefield by the Ukrainian military and modernized. Later, they will be unified.

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