Author: Ben Watson, Jennifer Hlad

We’re now 215 days into Russia’s invasion of Europe’s largest country, Ukraine, an operation that Vladimir Putin’s strategists thought would take just three days and culminate in a welcoming military parade through Kyiv with Russian tanks and troops in their parade uniforms. After seven months of fighting, Russia’s occupying army is holding its final period of “voting” in a hastily organized referendum across four regions of eastern and southern Ukraine—Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia—regions that Putin’s nuclear-armed military has occupied variously since March. Ukraine and its allies in NATO and among the Group of Seven nations have denounced the four referenda…

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Ukraine just upped its artillery game after it received a new German Multiple Launch Rocket System known as MARS II. In a tweet Monday, Kyiv’s military chief, Oleskii Reznikov called this most recent addition the “third brother in the Long Hand family,” after the U.S.-donated HIMARS and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which both the U.K. and Norway have donated to Ukraine. Ukraine also just received those four additional HIMARS from the U.S., Reznikov tweeted separately on Monday. “We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” said Reznikov. “The sound of the HIMARS volley has become a top…

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Ukraine just upped its artillery game after it received a new German Multiple Launch Rocket System known as MARS II. In a tweet Monday, Kyiv’s military chief, Oleskii Reznikov called this most recent addition the “third brother in the Long Hand family,” after the U.S.-donated HIMARS and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which both the U.K. and Norway have donated to Ukraine. Ukraine also just received those four additional HIMARS from the U.S., Reznikov tweeted separately on Monday. “We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” said Reznikov. “The sound of the HIMARS volley has become a top…

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Ukraine just upped its artillery game after it received a new German Multiple Launch Rocket System known as MARS II. In a tweet Monday, Kyiv’s military chief, Oleskii Reznikov called this most recent addition the “third brother in the Long Hand family,” after the U.S.-donated HIMARS and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which both the U.K. and Norway have donated to Ukraine. Ukraine also just received those four additional HIMARS from the U.S., Reznikov tweeted separately on Monday. “We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” said Reznikov. “The sound of the HIMARS volley has become a top…

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Ukraine just upped its artillery game after it received a new German Multiple Launch Rocket System known as MARS II. In a tweet Monday, Kyiv’s military chief, Oleskii Reznikov called this most recent addition the “third brother in the Long Hand family,” after the U.S.-donated HIMARS and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which both the U.K. and Norway have donated to Ukraine. Ukraine also just received those four additional HIMARS from the U.S., Reznikov tweeted separately on Monday. “We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” said Reznikov. “The sound of the HIMARS volley has become a top…

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Ukraine just upped its artillery game after it received a new German Multiple Launch Rocket System known as MARS II. In a tweet Monday, Kyiv’s military chief, Oleskii Reznikov called this most recent addition the “third brother in the Long Hand family,” after the U.S.-donated HIMARS and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which both the U.K. and Norway have donated to Ukraine. Ukraine also just received those four additional HIMARS from the U.S., Reznikov tweeted separately on Monday. “We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” said Reznikov. “The sound of the HIMARS volley has become a top…

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Ukraine just upped its artillery game after it received a new German Multiple Launch Rocket System known as MARS II. In a tweet Monday, Kyiv’s military chief, Oleskii Reznikov called this most recent addition the “third brother in the Long Hand family,” after the U.S.-donated HIMARS and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, which both the U.K. and Norway have donated to Ukraine. Ukraine also just received those four additional HIMARS from the U.S., Reznikov tweeted separately on Monday. “We have proven to be smart operators of this weapon,” said Reznikov. “The sound of the HIMARS volley has become a top…

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