The Russian military operation in Ukraine continues on Tuesday, as the Russian army is trying to extend full control over more Ukrainian regions, while the Kiev forces continue to resist the Russian bear and receive military support from the West.
In the latest field developments, the governor of the Russian province of Kursk announced that the border village of “Krasno-Oktyabrsky” had suffered a power outage due to the bombing of the Ukrainian army. The governor of Kursk province indicated that rescue and firefighting teams went to the village to deal with the situation.
Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced that the Ukrainian acts of sabotage in the city of Belgorod aim to divert attention away from Ukraine’s loss of the strategic city of Bakhmut (Artyomovsk) and reduce the political impact of that loss.
And the Russian authorities announced earlier that a “sabotage” armed group entered, on Monday, the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, which prompted it to declare a “combat-terrorism” regime and to evacuate civilians in an attempt to repel this new attack on its territory.
Simultaneously, the governor of the Russian border province of Belgorod with Ukraine revealed, at dawn on Tuesday, that Ukrainian marches hit several areas in Belgorod, without causing any injuries. Gladkov said on his channel on “Telegram” that Ukrainian shelling targeted the village of Borisovka, without causing any injuries.
For its part, Russia confirmed, through the words of many officials, that the West’s incitement to Ukraine, its supply of weapons and money, and its dissemination of misleading and incitement media campaigns against Russia, is considered direct involvement in the war against Russia.
In this regard, the Ukrainian authorities asked Sweden to consider the possibility of supplying Swedish Gripen fighters to Kiev forces.
During his visit to Stockholm, the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Ruslan Stefanchuk, held talks with Swedish Foreign Minister Jan Knutson, dealing with Ukraine’s implementation of the European Commission’s recommendations for membership of the European Union, during which he thanked him for the Swedish support for Ukraine.
Stephanchuk wrote via “Telegram”: “During my meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Jan Knutson, I discussed the possibility of supplying Kiev with fourth-generation aircraft, and I also invited them to consider the issue of providing us with Swedish-made Gripen aircraft.”
Swedish Defense Minister Paul Johnson said earlier that Sweden does not intend to deliver Gripen fighters to Ukraine.
Simultaneously, government tests of the new “Malfa 2 S43” self-propelled gun, which can be compared to the French “Cesar”, have ended in Russia.
The cannon is used to destroy command centers, armored columns, and fortified facilities located at a long distance with nuclear and classic missiles. Its working range is 25-30 km, according to the type of missile. The shooting speed is 7 rounds per minute.
Russian Malva cannon
The Malva is a cannon mounted on the wheeled platform of an eight-wheeler truck. Its caliber is 152 mm. One of its most important advantages is its ability to maneuver quickly. Thanks to the wheeled chassis, the self-propelled gun runs quickly on both paved and dirt roads. The transition time from walking mode to combat mode does not exceed one minute.
French Caesar cannon
It is noteworthy that the French 155 mm “Cesar” cannon is also placed on the platform of the eight-wheeled truck and has a working range of 42 km. Its firing speed is 6 rounds per minute.