Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

...I wonder how well they are being watched by US overhead assets.

...and is that knowledge being shared by the US with Ukraine?
Heard rumors they are trying for an off-axis Kalibr launch.

Also rumors they mag dumped into the city during the air defense activity before this, and may have racked up a high civie body count in the crossfire, and getting them out of port avoids that issue if Ukraine hit's them.
 
So, what air defense doing?
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Map of the provinces which had facilities struck by Ukrainian Drones.


Details on the latest US Military Aid Package Announced. Missiles for HIMARs, and air defense missiles for their Hawk Batteries and Stinger MANPADs. Also AT-4 and Javelin Anti-Tank Weapons, artillery ammunition, more M777 Howitzers and assorted vehicles including armored fighting vehicles such as a 100+ more M113 APC's and patrol boats.


Franco-German Defense Company KNDS has signed letters of intent with the Ukrainian Defense Company ENMEK for the establishment of a subsidiary in Ukraine that will establish a facility for the maintenence of CAESAR French 155mm Self Propelled Guns and another for the production of spare parts.


Ukrainian Companies modifying and refurbishing retired Italian M113's for use by Ukrainian Government Forces.


Details on training of future Ukrainian F-16 Pilots. In the coming months, it is planned that Ukraine will acquire possibly sixty F-16's but there are still thirty Ukrainian pilots who are available for training on the F-16 but for various reasons, are unable to be trained in the United States according to the Biden Administration which is currently training a dozen pilots in Arizona. Another smaller pilot training program is taking place in Denmark while a third program is to be set up in Romania. An estimated twenty pilots are expected to 'graduate' from F-16 pilot training by the end of the year.


Globe and Mail article on a particular unit of Ukrainian Forces, the article opening up with detailing how Ukraine underwent risky helicopter missions to and from Mariupol in the first year of the war when it was under siege by Russian forces. It's a long form article that talks about multiple individuals and a story that goes back to 2014 and earlier and covers Ukrainian personnel from this unit in operations not just in Ukraine, but also curiously enough Afghanistan as well during the 2021 fall of the previous government there.


Pictures of an emaciated Ukrainian named Roman Gorilyk who spent two years in Russian captivity. He was a senior technician at a power plant in Northern Ukraine when the Russian liberators took him prisoner.
 
It was a post that was working earlier about the reported destruction or serious damage to at least one Su-57 at a Russian Airbase in the Astrakhan region where four of them are reportedly based.

I think this was similar to what was posted, from FighterBomber.

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Other Twitter posts on it.



More Russian slanted accounts are currently stating it's either a decoy painted onto the runway or a T-50 prototype.
As much as destroying an SU-57 (on the ground because Russians can't be arsed to spend the effort building any hardened hangars years into a war where long range drone strikes are a proven threat) is a propaganda win for Ukraine... in practical terms at this stage in the war it seems to be 'just' a -1 glide bomb truck loss... if the Russians are even using 57's for that. There's about as many dogfights between the two air forces as there are tank duels i.e. not many
 
As much as destroying an SU-57 (on the ground because Russians can't be arsed to spend the effort building any hardened hangars years into a war where long range drone strikes are a proven threat) is a propaganda win for Ukraine... in practical terms at this stage in the war it seems to be 'just' a -1 glide bomb truck loss... if the Russians are even using 57's for that. There's about as many dogfights between the two air forces as there are tank duels i.e. not many
More tank duels.
But yeah, propaganda win is still a win
 
US Army Officer Reveals it was a Patriot Missile System that downed a Russian A-50 back in January.


Ukraine Claims one Su-57 destroyed or damaged beyond repair and a second Su-57 damaged to a lesser extent in the drone strike a few days ago in the Astrakhan Region.


Netherland pledges to donate three Patriot Launchers and a Radar to Ukraine.


Germany to dispatch more Patriot Missiles and a Third Patriot Missile System to Ukraine as well. America to send a second system as well.


France announces intention to send Dassault Mirage 2000-5 Jets to Ukraine, modified to be able to deploy SCALP Cruise Missiles.


Two More Indian Nationals Killed in Ukraine. India urges travelers to Russia to exercise caution in response lest they fall prey to human traffickers luring them to Russia for service in the Ukrainian Special Military Operation.

 
Biden is continuing to pussyfoot around Ukraine using long range weapons
 
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