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U.S. Representative Adam Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, says Washington hopes to significantly increase the amount of long-range weaponry Ukraine has to defeat Russia and thwart President Vladimir Putin's brutal, unprovoked attack on the country.

Speaking to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, Smith (Democrat-Washington) said he aims to get Ukraine as many as 30 multi-rocket launch systems -- Kyiv has requested at least 50 -- as soon as possible "because in this fight, whoever can see far and shoot far is going to be in better shape."
 

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welt is reporting that EUR 3.5 billion worth of arms purchases are 'stalled' by the chancellor. This includes 100 PzH (1.7 billion EUR), 100 Marder-IFV and 88 Leopard-1-MBTs (worth 268 Million) and 11 Iris-T air-defense systems (1.2 billion).
The requests for approvals of the first two deals with Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall were handed in on 5 & 14 April and the Iris-T deal about 3 weeks ago. Such deals would take nothing from the Bundeswehr. They include training and spareparts by the arms producers.



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Germany approves sale of 100 howitzers to Ukraine - Spiegel​


BERLIN, July 27 (Reuters) - Germany has approved the sale of 100 tank howitzers worth 1.7 billion euros to Ukraine, magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing a spokesperson for manufacturer Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW).
KMW has already started manufacturing the howitzers, the Panzerhaubitze 2000 model, the full run of which which will take several years to complete, Spiegel said. It added that it was not yet clear when the first of the howitzers could be delivered.

Ukraine has pleaded for the West to send more and better artillery as the country runs out of ammunition for its existing Soviet-era arsenal, which is dwarfed by Russia's.
 

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Russian ruler Vladimir Putin expressed his desire to establish in the Russian Federation the production of Bayraktar combat drones
 

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40 train carriages destroyed, about 80 dead, maybe 200 wounded and everything else went 💥
 

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airfield from which Russian planes take off, which attack Ukraine with missiles This is more than 200 km in occupation. Crimea



destroyed 17 air defense systems
 

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The strike on the airfield has rattled the Russians and many are fleeing Crimea:
Huge traffic jam building at the Kerch Bridge in the east part of Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimea. The jam started to build up after news broke of what may have been a Ukrainian rocket or missile attack on a Russian air base near Saki, Crimea.



 

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1km from the 'refueling incident':
 

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Russian yachts hiding in Turkey
 

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That strike on the Saki airfield destroyed about 24 aircraft and 4 weapons dumps.

Damage over 1km away!!!

So how did they do it? Special Ops, Gorm, HIMARS....?








 

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RU fail to stop HIMARS attack 💥
 
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