Ukraine deploys newest anti-tank missile systems to the front line

Photo by Yuri Biryukov
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Ukraine has deployed newest Stugna-P anti-tank missile systems to the front line in eastern regions.

That was reported by Ukrainian President’s advisor, Yuri Biryukov.

An anti-tank missile systems has been set up to guard the position of Ukrainian Defence Forces near Piski and Vodine.

The Stugna-P is an anti-tank missile system designed and manufactured in Ukraine. Stugna-P has been developed by Kiev-based Luch design bureau to compete with foreign models of the same class.

The Stugna-P is able of destroying low-altitude, slow-moving aerial targets. The laser-guided system has a range of 4,000 meters and can penetrate armor up to 800 millimeters thickness. The operating temperature range is from – 40° to +60°. Stugna-P is able to destroy armored targets on all terrain condition in various climatic conditions at a distance of 100 to 4000 meters.

Photo by Yuri Biryukov
Photo by Yuri Biryukov
Photo by Yuri Biryukov

Earlier it was reported that heavy fighting in Ukraine began over the weekend. The fighting near Avdiivka and Donetsk in Ukraine has marked the most tumultuous period in the War in the Donbas since the February 2015 battle in Debaltseve.

The Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian militants have blamed each other for the eruption of hostilities, the worst in months. Both sides have moved heavy artillery, rockets and tanks close to the front line in clear violation of a peace deal struck two years ago.

What sparked the recent escalation is unclear.

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