Ukraine Seeks F16s, Patriot Missiles, & Leopard Tanks – Russian Ops in Ukraine Sept.18, 2022

Update on Russian military operations in Ukraine for September 18, 2022

– Ukrainian offensives in Kherson and Kharkov have both ground to a halt; – Near Kherson, a Russian strike on a dam up-river of the Ingulets has flooded crossings, isolating Ukrainian bridgeheads east of the river;

– Ukrainian forces have been fighting for days attempting to take eastern Kopiansk with no success as Russian reinforcements arrive; – Potential Ukrainian offensives elsewhere are still a possibility;

– Winter fighting may see Russian military aviation given the advantage as Ukrainian forces’ ability to hide in forests diminishes;

– The US is sending fewer and fewer weapons and ammunition to Ukraine;

– Future talk of sending advanced weapons from Patriots and F-16’s, to Grey Eagle drones and Leopard main battle tanks ignore how impractical this aid would be;

References:

Live UA Map: https://liveuamap.com/

Military Summary Channel – Ukraine. Military Summary And Analysis 17.09.2022: https://youtu.be/DyBD4AruRBY

US Department of Defense – $600 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine SEPT. 15, 2022: https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases…

Politico – Negotiations on whether to send F-16s and Patriots to Ukraine continue — but quietly: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09…

DW – Germany to send rocket launchers and armored vehicles to Ukraine: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-to-send…

AP (via ABC News) – German FM urges swift decision on tank delivery to Ukraine: https://abcnews.go.com/International/…

Army Recognition – Russian army increases stocks of Krasnopol guided artillery shells: https://www.armyrecognition.com/analy…

Forbes – Russia’s Deadly Artillery Drones Have A Strange Secret (Updated): https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidham…

Kalashinikov – Krasnopol-M2: https://en.kalashnikovgroup.ru/catalo…

National Interest – Turkey’s Leopard 2 Tanks Are Getting Crushed in Syria: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buz…

National Interest – Why Did American Patriot Missiles Fail To Stop the Houthi’s Attacks?: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reb…

NBC News – Why U.S. Patriot missiles failed to stop drones and cruise missiles attacking Saudi oil sites: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion…

The Duran – Thucydides Trap sprung. Conflict and regime change operations incoming: https://youtu.be/IV26025Kx8I