Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Ukraine Quietly Receives Tanks From Czech Republic; U.S. to send drones with anti-armor warhead to Ukraine; Zelensky is right: The UN is useless; Urges UN to reform its system to strip Russia of its veto; Satellite images undermine Russian denials of a massacre in Bucha, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Ukraine Quietly Receives Tanks From Czech Republic to Support War Effort:
Move marks the first time a foreign country has provided tanks to Ukraine
The Czech Republic has been sending old Soviet-designed tanks into Ukraine, providing badly needed heavy weapons to outgunned Ukrainian troops that are battling a much better-equipped Russian invasion force.
The efforts, described by three Czech and Slovak officials, mark the first time a foreign country has provided tanks to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began Feb. 24. In a potentially even more important development, both the Czech Republic and neighboring Slovakia, which shares a border with Ukraine, are considering opening their military industrial installations to repair and refit damaged Ukrainian military equipment.
Ukraine has captured 176 Russian tanks, 34 self-propelled artillery pieces, 116 armored fighting vehicles, 149 infantry fighting vehicles, 23 multiple-rocket launchers, and 45 armored personnel carriers, according to Oryx, an open-source intelligence blog that only counts visual evidence of equipment capture. Many, if not most, of these pieces—as well as a large number of Ukraine’s own tanks and fighting vehicles—would need to be repaired before use.
Russia’s campaign of missile strikes across Ukraine has targeted in particular the country’s defense industry, destroying facilities where such repairs and refitting could take place—something that makes the Czech and Slovak cooperation particularly valuable. --->READ MORE HERE
REUTERS/Tom Brenner
U.S. to send drones with anti-armor warhead to Ukraine- Pentagon chief:
The United States will send a variant of the Switchblade drone that has an anti-armor warhead to Ukraine as quickly as possible, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday.
"The Switchblade 600 and 300 will move as quickly as they possibly can," Austin said during a House Armed Services Committee hearing.
The 600 variant has the anti-armor warhead and can loiter over a target for more than 40 minutes, according to AeroVironment (AVAV.O), which makes the drones. --->READ MORE HERE
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