Saturday, November 26, 2022

Ukraine troops increase anti-tank fire capabilities

The Armed Forces of Ukraine received a new batch of modern Stugna-P and Corsar anti-tank missile systems during a ceremony in Kyiv, on 23 August. 

President Petro Poroshenko took part in the opening of the exhibition of modern armament and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations “The Power of the New Army”, where thee Head of State handed certificates for weapons and equipment to the military. In particular, the military received new Stugna-P portable anti-tank missile systems and Corsar light portable missile complexes.

“Friends, we really lacked them on the frontline in 2014. What a high price was paid by Ukraine in 2014-2015 because of their absence,” the Head of State said during the ceremony of delivery of arms.


According to the President, the new weaponry will be handed over to representatives of the Land Forces, Navy, Airborne Assault Forces and Special Operations Forces. In the near future, they will receive 75 complexes, he added.

“These Ukrainian anti-tank complexes have already proven themselves in battles. They reduce the risk of enemy damage to the operator — due to the possibility of placing the launcher at a very safe distance from the operator. Due to the possibility of acquiring the target from the closed positions and shelters. An important advantage is the cost of domestic anti-tank complexes, which is several times cheaper than that of foreign samples. For the same money of Ukrainian taxpayers, we are now buying 5-6 times more weapons from the Ukrainian defense industry,” Petro Poroshenko said.

Photo by Mykola Lazarenko
Photo by Mykola Lazarenko
Photo by Mykola Lazarenko
Photo by Mykola Lazarenko
Photo by Mykola Lazarenko

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