Russia invaded Ukraine at the dawn of February 24, 2019. The tension was high after the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of Donetsk, and Lugansk as self-proclaimed republics. Some Ukrainian cities were attacked that night. The Russians have continued to bomb the country, causing widespread destruction and forcing civilians from the country. Although the Kremlin refers to a coup as “special military operations”, it can also be described as a war ordered and directed by Putin.
Over thirty days, Russian troops have seen a lot of war weapons being used. Russian Armed Forces and Ukrainian forces have used bombers, missiles, bombers, rocket launchers and bombers as well as armored vehicles to attack Ukraine.These are the most iconic:
Fighter-bomber Sukhoi Su-34Russia has a weapon of superior military technology to any other bombers from the United States and China. Moscow delivered its first copy in 2011 and deployed more than 12 of these fighters to NATO and Ukraine at the beginning.
It is the fourth-generation aircraft. It was launched to replace the Su-24, which has been in service for more than 30 years, and to perform some functions of the Tupolev Tu-22M fighter. This fighter entered service in 1969, and is nearing the end of its operational life.
The MiG-29 was designed during the Cold War of the 1970s and is still the most popular aircraft in the world. Russia has the fighter in its Army. Ukraine also bought units from Poland at beginning of the month.
This twin-engine aircraft is highly maneuverable and designed to carry out air combat missions at high speed against fighter aircraft. It can carry two long distance missiles on reinforced cargo mounts near the engines for long-distance fighting. A 30mm caliber autocannon is also available. An optional external fuel tank can be added to the MiG-29.
This large helicopter has limited troop transport capability. It can carry eight soldiers and is equipped with rockets or missiles. It is used both by Russia and Ukraine.
An early stage of the conflict saw a Ukrainian-launched rocket strike a Russian helicopter above a field next to a cemetery.
Two Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were fired by Russia on March 19-20 at an underground ammunition storage in the west and at a fuel storage near Mykolaiv.
The Kh-47M2 Kinzhal hypersonic weapon, also known as “The Dagger”, has been used in several attacks on Ukrainian positions. The missile can fly at Mach 5 or five times faster than sound and can even carry a 1,000-kilogram bomb or a nuclear warhead with a range of up 2,000 kilometers.
They are capable of traveling up to 3500 meters. Thermobaric Rockets are useful against defenses of infrastructure dwellings or occupied armor.