Pentagon orders AMRAAM missiles for Ukraine
The US company Raytheon Missiles and Defence (Arizona) will purchase advanced AMRAAM missiles for US$192 million from various sources. The delivery timeframes and the number of missiles to be purchased are not disclosed. This is scheduled to be done by 29 November 2024. The Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative fund allocates the funds to purchase missiles.
The AIM-120 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) is an American all-weather, medium-range air-to-air guided missile. The AMRAAM missile is the core air-to-air weapon for all modern US Army fighter jets. Fighter jets of NATO and other US allies also use these missiles.SOURCE
Symbolic number of the Day
Ukrainian defenders have killed 470 more Russian soldiers and destroyed 23 tanks, 23 artillery systems, and other Russian vehicles over the past 24 hours. Reported General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.SOURCE
War in Pictures
Airfield in Pskov attacked from Russian territory: media shows moment of strike. Kyrylo Budanov, Head of Defence Intelligence of Ukraine, has said that the drone attack on the Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft in Pskov on the night of 29-30 August was carried out from Russian territory. “We are working from the territory of Russia,” said Budanov.SOURCE
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Yesterday, the enemy repeatedly fired at the frontline town of Huliaipole in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. As a result, 9 fires broke out in the town, 5 of which were in an open area of 9.6 hectares, reported the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. A residential building, 7 outbuildings and a tractor with a trailer also burned. The fire caused damage on a total area of 250 square meters. There were no casualties or injuries. 93 rescuers and 18 pieces of equipment were on the scene.SOURCE
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky highlighted Ukraine’s domestic production of long-range missiles on August 31, likely as part of a coordinated Ukrainian campaign promoting increased Ukrainian strike capabilities against Russian deep rear areas.
Zelensky stated that a Ukrainian-produced long-range weapon successfully hit a target 700 kilometers away, but did not provide further details about the strike or the weapon. Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov previously stated on August 26 that a new but unspecified Ukrainian-made missile struck a Russian S-400 air defense system in Crimea on August 23, and Ukrainian Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) Head Major General Kyrylo Budanov stated on August 24 that Ukrainian forces have the ability to strike any part of occupied Crimea.SOURCE
Junior Lieutenant Dmytro Voitiuk, with the call sign “Chechen”, died on June 3, 2023, near the village of Dachne, Donetsk Oblast. While performing a combat mission, he was fatally wounded during an enemy artillery attack. The officer was 30 years old.
Dmytro was from the city of Sarny, Rivne Oblast. After high school, he entered Higher Vocational School #21 and Myrohoshcha Agricultural Vocational College. Later he moved to Kyiv to follow his beloved and lived there. He graduated from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences and received a master’s degree in energy. He served in the police for a long time. Later, he became a sales manager at Electric Systems of Ukraine LLC. All his life, he was fond of sports. He played football and was a candidate for master of sports in boxing and master of sports in horting. In 2011, he became the champion of Ukraine in combat hopak. In his spare time, he liked to cook spicy meat dishes. He was interested in the history of Ukraine and religion. He also wrote poetry.
During the full-scale invasion, Dmytro volunteered for the TRO. Later, his brigade became the 104th separate brigade of the TRO of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At first, they defended the city’s perimeter, then went to the border with Belarus. There, the man became a squad leader and later a platoon commander. In April 2023, their unit was moved to the Bakhmut sector. A few months before his death, Dmytro was on vacation. He spent time with his family and had his last boxing match with his friend and sparring partner, Yevhen, at his favorite sports club, SpartaBox.
“Dima’s favorite number is 3. “God loves the Trinity,” he used to say. He was born on the 3rd, and died on the 3rd. He was born in 1993 and died in 2023. On the eve of the Trinity… Dmytro always presented himself on the side of strength. A brave, courageous, fighter for justice. He was very persistent and determined when he sincerely wanted something. The soul of the company. Sociable, trusting, quick to call people friends. Brutal, but tender to his wife and kind to the world. An incredible and unforgettable Dmytro Viktorovych Voitiuk. A devoted defender of a free and unshakable Ukraine. A hero forever,” said the wife of the fallen officer. The fighter was buried in his hometown. Dmytro’s wife, son, family and friends were waiting for him at home.SOURCE
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