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Germany says it will deliver two more multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine
German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht (R) attends a meeting with members of a Ukraine Security Consultative Group at the US Air Base in Ramstein, western Germany, on April 26, 2022.
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Germany will supply two more multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said.
“We have decided to deliver two more MARS II multiple rocket launchers including 200 rockets to Ukraine,” she told a Bundeswehr conference.
The training of Ukrainian operators was expected to start in September, she said.
“On top of this, we will send 50 Dingo armored personnel carriers to Ukraine,” Lambrecht announced, referring to an armored vehicle that the German military extensively used during NATO’s military operation in Afghanistan.
She also said a deal on a circle swap of infantry fighting vehicles with Greece and Ukraine was almost completed, meaning Germany would soon hand over 40 Marder IFVs to Greece while Greece, in turn, would pass on 40 of its Soviet-built BMP-1 IFVs to Ukraine.
One in six Ukrainian crop storage facilities has been damaged by Russia, new report finds
Farmers harvest a wheat field in the Ukrainian Kharkiv region on July 19, 2022, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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A new report from the watchdog group Conflict Observatory finds that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has rendered approximately 15% of Ukraine’s crop storage facilities inoperable, either because they have been seized by Russian troops or they have been damaged beyond repair in the fighting.
In a press release highlighting the report, a U.S. State Department spokesman noted that the deliberate destruction of civilian food storage facilities may constitute a war crime. The United States “calls for further investigation through appropriate mechanisms,” the release said.
Ukraine’s status as a major global exporter of grain has helped turn its regional war with Russia into a global food crisis.
Several large countries, including Egypt, Malaysia and Indonesia depend upon Ukraine for more than a quarter of their total wheat imports.
— Christina Wilkie
Destruction in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian forces
A local resident Olena Kushnir stands in front of ammunition boxes near her destroyed house, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 15, 2022.
Gleb Garanich | Reuters
New photos have emerged from the village of Nova Husarivka in northeastern Ukraine, which was recently liberated after months of Russian occupation. The photographs were shot by Gleb Garanich for Reuters.
The images reveal a massive amount of damage to civilian homes and infrastructure. They also reveal several pieces of Russian artillery that appear to have been abandoned by Russian troops during their hasty retreat from the village during the first week of September.
Below, Nova Husarivka resident Vitali Orlov looks at a Russian multiple rocket launch system at his destroyed farm.
Vitali Orlov looks at a Russian multiple rocket launch system at his destroyed farm, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the village of Nova Husarivka, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 15, 2022.
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Here, a destroyed Russian Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) can be seen abandoned near the village.
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