According to CNN, Ukraine has updated its wish list of military equipment it requests from the United States with hundreds of additional missiles that were not previously on the latest list, reports Jak Connor on TweakTown. The recently updated list includes an increased number of FIM-92 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles and FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles, with Ukraine saying it needs 500 a day.
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Ukrainian soldier carrying a Javelin man-portable anti-tank guided missile. (Image source: Jagged Twitter account)
So far, the United States and other NATO countries have shipped about 17,000 anti-tank missiles and about 2,000 anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine, writes Jak Connor. Moreover, the $350 million military aid package approved by the United States at the end of February only arrived in Ukraine in the last two days, and two other programs have also started to arrive. The packages currently in transit bring the total amount of aid the United States has provided to Ukraine to $1 billion.
Without being able to verify it, the Ukrainian army would now have 43 more tanks than at the start of the war: on March 24, since the start of the war, the Russian army would have lost around 530 tanks, while the he Ukrainian army lost 74, but captured 117 Russians.
Since the start of the war (February 24, 2022), the Russian army has lost around 530 tanks, while the Ukrainian army has lost 74, but captured 117 Russian tanks. (Image source: Nexta Twitter account)
Another Russian general killed in Ukraine, according to kyiv
kyiv declared on Friday March 25 to have again killed in action a Russian general in the south of Ukraine, according to an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Oleksiï Arestovych, reports AFP. “Our troops (…) killed the commander of the 49th army of the southern district of Russia, General Yakov Rezantsev, in a bombardment of the airfield of Chornobaivka”, located in the Kherson region (south), a said Mr Arestovych in a video message.
Russia has so far confirmed the death in Ukraine of General Andrei Sukhovetsky, deputy commander of the 41st Army after serving in Syria in 2018-19. But another Russian general, Vitali Gerasimov, is also believed to have died in action, according to kyiv: “Another two-star general was killed today on the Russian side, the second in twelve days,” said retired US general Mark Hertling to CNN on March 8. noting that the Russian military was making “repeated errors” and “communicated through unencrypted means”.
Alexander Grinberg, an analyst at the Jerusalem Institute for Security and Strategy (JISS), notes that while the conditions of Gerasimov’s death remain unknown, Sukhovetsky was allegedly killed by a sniper: “He was killed two days after (the start of) the “operation because no one had really ever considered war” in Russia, he explained to AFP. Elie Tenenbaum, researcher at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), believes that the presence on the field of officers of this level testifies to the fact that Moscow “asks the generals to be at the head of their troops and to take risks” to alleviate a difficult moral situation of the troops.