Meet the Ukrainian Bomb Builders Who Exceeded Production Goals by 600% – The Florida Star

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Meet the Ukrainian bomb builders and arsenal repairers who have exceeded their production targets by 600% since February.

The footage offers a rare glimpse inside Ukraine’s military manufacturing and repair facilities, showing workers assembling bombs and repairing damaged equipment, all under the watchful eye of a pet cat.

The first video footage was obtained from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Saturday, August 20, along with a statement that read: “These are highly trained rocket logisticians, servicemen from one of the divisions of the Logistics Forces Command. of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

“From February 24, 2022 to today, they have exceeded the annual plan task of providing missiles and artillery weapons by 600%!

“Steel power and unshakable will!” We believe in the armed forces!

The images and the statement were relayed by the Central Air Command of the Ukrainian Air Force.

The General Staff also released second footage apparently showing weapons being repaired and saying, “Masters of engine logistics, cleaners, fitters, fitters…narrow-profile technical support specialists…selfless and courageous work ! These are mobile repair groups working on the front line! These are high-quality and quickly repaired samples of weapons in workshops, especially those from partner countries.

“The Face of Armed Forces Logistics. According to the classic Winston Churchill – the bright flower of Victory will bloom!

Zenger News contacted the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for further comment, as well as the Russian Defense Ministry, but had not received a response at the time of writing.

Two captains from one of the AFU Logistics Forces Command’s Charge Motor Divisions inside a tank at a workshop in Ukraine in undated footage. Engine logistics masters, cleaners, assemblers, narrow-profile technical support specialists and mobile repair teams work in workshops and on Ukraine’s frontline.(@GeneralStaff.ua/Zenger )

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” Monday marks the 180th day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 22, Russia lost about 45,400 troops, 1,919 tanks, 4,230 armored fighting vehicles, 1,032 artillery units, 266 multiple rocket launcher systems, 145 air defense systems, 234 combat aircraft. , 198 helicopters, 815 drones, 194 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,149 motor vehicles and tankers and 99 special equipment units.

Russia has claimed its losses have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says ‘Russia might try to do something particularly ugly, something particularly vicious’ as Ukraine prepares to celebrate 31 years of independence from the EU Soviet Union on Wednesday, August 24. Large gatherings were banned in Kyiv for four days. from Monday 22 August.

The Ukrainian army has warned that Russian forces are positioning warships and submarines capable of launching missiles in the Black Sea and air defense systems in Belarus.

Zaporizhzhia regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko said the town of Nikopol, located on the right bank of the Dnipro river, not far from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant – the largest in Europe – was bombed on Sunday night see you Monday.

The US, UK, Germany and France have called for military restraint around the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to send a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect the plant, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

Ukrainian officials said five Russian Kalibr cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea at the Odessa region. Two were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses while three of the Russian missiles hit agricultural targets and caused no casualties.

Russia claimed on Sunday that the missiles hit an ammunition dump containing US-made HIMARS rockets, but Ukraine said the Russians hit an attic.

Masters of one of the divisions of the AFU Logistics Forces Command work with military equipment in a workshop in Ukraine in undated footage. Engine logistics masters, cleaners, assemblers, narrow-profile technical support specialists and mobile repair teams work in workshops and on the front line of Ukraine. (@GeneralStaff.ua/Zenger)

Darya Dugina, 30, whose father is Russian political commentator Alexander Dugin, 60, an ultranationalist Russian ideologue and ally of Vladimir Putin, was killed in a car bomb on the outskirts of Moscow on Saturday evening.

Former Russian MP and lawmaker Ilya Ponomarev, who is currently in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, claimed the attack was carried out by Russian supporters of a group allegedly called the National Republican Army.

Ponomarev claimed that the National Republican Army is an underground group in Russia aimed at overthrowing Putin’s regime. Ponomarev said: “This attack opens a new page in Russian resistance to Putinism.”

We have not been able to independently verify the claims.

Russian commentators blamed Ukraine for the attack, which Kyiv vehemently denied.

The Russian Investigative Committee said in a statement on Sunday that it believed someone planned and ordered the explosion of the car that killed Dugina, based on evidence gathered at the scene.

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