- Sputnik International, 1920, 25.02.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

Germany Supplies Ukraine With US Patriot System Missiles for First Time

© Sputnik / Igor Zarembo / Go to the mediabankAmerican Patriot missiles deployed in Poland
American Patriot missiles deployed in Poland - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.08.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Germany has supplied Ukraine with missiles for US Patriot air defense systems for the first time, according to an updated list of the German government published on Thursday.
The government did not specify how many Patriot missiles Kiev received.
The counteroffensive launched by Ukraine in early June has been less than unsuccessful. Not only have Russian forces been repelling all Ukrainian attacks, but they have also been advancing in several areas, including the directions of Kupyansk and Krasny Liman, liberating many settlements in the process.
Western military equipment has not saved the Kiev regime, which has disappointed its partners while demanding more and more military supplies.
Leopard 2 and Bradley pictured among destroyed and damaged Ukrainian vehicles. Screenshot of Russian Defense Ministry video. - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.07.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
Ukraine Reportedly Pulls Leopard 2s From Front, Low on Armor, Ammo as Offensive Stalls
While Germany has been sending various weapons to aid the Kiev regime, including Leopard tanks, the German foreign minister has noted that the reserves of the country’s armed forces (Bundeswehr) are depleted. Other Western nations have also been reporting low weapons stocks, which will only be replenished after changes in budget plans are made.
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