Defense24: Can "Afghan souvenirs" stop Russia's invasion of Ukraine


Amid a possible aggravation of the situation between Russia and Ukraine, Washington plans to send weapons to Kiev, which were withdrawn from Afghanistan. The Polish resource Defense24 asks whether such "Afghan souvenirs" will be able to stop the invasion of Russian forces into the territory of Ukraine.


First of all, we are talking about the Mi-17V-5 helicopters. One of these aircraft is currently being repaired at the Ukrainian Aviation Enterprise Motor Sich. Airplanes and helicopters that entered Uzbekistan after the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan may also be delivered to Ukraine: Mi-8/17 helicopters and six Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano light turboprop attack aircraft (pictured).

Much attention is also paid to the supply of Javelin ATGM and Stinger MANPADS to Kiev. "Javelins" are already in service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and there is evidence of the use of these complexes in the Donbass. However, officials deny this information. According to Defense24, the Ukrainians could effectively use these missile systems against the Russian T-80 and T-90 tanks.

As for the Stingers, these anti-aircraft missile systems were used in Afghanistan against Soviet troops in the 80s of the last century. In fact, they once turned the tide in favor of the Mujahideen, and the Soviet Union began to suffer heavy losses. Ukraine could use Stingers to destroy low-flying helicopters and aircraft, which would pose a real threat to the aggressor forces.

In general, according to the Poles, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have become much more efficient than seven years ago. The Ukrainian army is better equipped and armed, and its command has reached a new level. Although Kiev will not be able to win in a hypothetical military confrontation with Moscow, the latter, in the event of an attack, risks losing a large number of manpower and equipmentas well as bear heavy political и economic costs.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 26 November 2021 11: 28
    +4
    Do the Poles think that evolution, as with the Ukrainians, has passed by the Russians? they will give Ukrainians a stone ax and a wooden wheel. they also changed the course of history in their time.
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 26 November 2021 17: 01
      -6
      They reached the main point: they forced the Russian treasury to pay anew for the formation of motorized rifle and armored divisions, which were successfully reduced to 90-2000 divisions. Billions of rubles were spent both on the reduction of divisions and on the restoration.
      1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
        Just a cat (Bayun) 26 November 2021 17: 27
        +2
        Russia is a state, not a territory like Ukraine. the army is being modernized. the shit that in the Ukrainian army, in Russia can only be run by pensioners.
        1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
          gunnerminer (gunner miner) 26 November 2021 18: 08
          -6
          Modernization is more in words. The state armament programs for 2005, 2010, 2011-2020 have been consistently disrupted. Pay attention to the most science-intensive branches of the Armed Forces, the Air Force and the Navy.
          1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
            Just a cat (Bayun) 26 November 2021 18: 10
            +2
            you better keep an eye on your masters ... but I am happy with any homeland.