Tag: Russia

NATO is buying 1,000 Patriot missiles for $5.5B

The MIM-104 Patriot is one of the most widely-used air defense systems in service with the United States and its allies. Since the Russian invasion in February 2022, Ukraine has received three complete Patriot batteries and an additional four launchers; Germany donated two batteries and two launchers, the U.S. donated one battery, and the Netherlands […]

The gruesome fate of Russian penal wounded

Soldiers in Russian penal units face a nightmare, caught between their own leaders and Ukrainian guns. It was never any secret that the Russian army treats its “Shtorm-Z” units as cannon fodder, just like Wagner did before them. Intelligence reports indicated that, initially, the Russians planned an elite set of units. But as the war […]