Putin and the super missile “ready by the year”. German weapons in Kyiv – Corriere.it

From Paolo Valentino, reporter from Berlin

“We are strengthening ourselves in the face of threats,” the Russian leader said. But according to many experts, the declarations from Moscow go beyond the actual employability of Moscow’s weapons

from our reporter
Berlin – It will be Working by the end of this yearintercontinental ballistic missile
SarmatThe most advanced and feared weapon in the Kremlin’s arsenal. This was announced by Vladimir Putin In person, speaking to young graduates of Russian military academies. “There is no doubt about that “We will be stronger,” said the Russian president.again drawing on its rules of reference: “In the face of new threats and risks, We will develop and strengthen our armed forcesIn light of the lessons of modern conflicts.

The Sarmat (NATO code SS-X30 Satan 2) was tested again in April, a liquid-fueled device, with Range of more than 18,000 kmAnd the Capable of installing up to twelve thermonuclear warheads Each with independent marking. But it could also serve as a carrier for the new hypersonic Avangard glide vehicle, the weapon that Vladimir Putin boasted as the decisive weapon, theoretically capable of “penetrating” even the American Thaad anti-missile system, avoiding interception thanks to the trajectory that would pass over the pole Southern. According to the head of the Russian Space Agency, Dmitry Rogozin, 50 Sarmats will be operational by the end of 2022.

But Putin also spoke of the immediate reinforcement of Russian forces involved in the war in Ukraine. According to the head of the Kremlin, the new S-500 missile defense systems “which have no equal in the world” have already been delivered. According to the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Sergei Sorokin, the S-500 missiles can hit targets even in space. To what extent the Kremlin’s declarations correspond to reality is to be tested. According to many Western experts, the policy of Moscow’s declaration often goes beyond actual data on the usability and reliability of these weapons. But it would be a grave mistake, of course, to underestimate Russia’s military potential.

Meanwhile, yesterday The German government officially announced for the first time the list of weapons that Germany had already handed over to Ukrainian forces and those in the process of doing so.. Nothing new, but confirmation that 900 bazookas with 3,000 ammunition, 100,000 grenades, 2,700 Strela rocket launchers, 500 Stinger rocket launchers, 100 machine guns, 16 million ammunition and 14900 anti-tank mines were delivered.

In these hours, 7 2000 self-propelled howitzers arrived in Ukraine, the first heavy weapons made in Germany, the supply of which will continue in the coming days and weeks. It includes 30 Gepard anti-aircraft tanks with 6000 ammunition, 54 M113 armored vehicles for troop transport, Iris-T SLM anti-aircraft defense system capable of defending a large city alone, 10 anti-drone guns, 6 million Ammunition for individual weapons, 10,000 ammunition for artillery, 32 reconnaissance drones.

Jun 21 2022 (change on Jun 21, 2022 | 23:10)

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