War in Ukraine: a British high-tech missile split a Russian helicopter in the middle of the air

One The Russian helicopter was split in two by a British technology missile in the context of war between Russia and Ukraine. The impressive images of what happened were disseminated on social networks.

It was the portable defense system star series, produced by Thales Air Defense, responsible for cutting the helicopter in two. This powerful weapon was deployed by Ukraine, a country that received this technology in March from Britain, along with small anti-tank weapons or NLAWs, according to today’s media. ABC.

Starstreak eg a portable air defense system capable of destroying targets with three darts, which explains why a missile managed to cut the helicopter flying over the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine in two.

A Russian helicopter splits in two after being hit by a British missile launched by the Ukrainians

According to the British Army, Starstreak is a “very capable air defense weapon” and very effective against helicopters.

Meanwhile, an unidentified source from the British Ministry of Defense confirmed to Times that the video posted on social networks showed Starstreak in action. In addition, he explained that the weapon is guided towards its target by laser beams and the missile can be fired from the shoulder or from a vehicle, hitting targets up to 6.5 kilometers away.

The training in its use was given through a simulatorso the British Ministry of Defense sent a team of Starstreak operators who trained Ukrainian soldiers.

Russian ambassador to the UK, Andrey Kelin, complained that British weapons were “legitimate targets” for the Russian military and that the use of Starstreak missiles is a “destabilizing” factor.

They aggravate the situation, making it even more bloody. Apparently, these are new high-precision weapons, “Kelin told Russian news agency TASS.

Western countries will announce this Wednesday new sanctions against Russia after the discovery of numerous bodies of civilians in Bucha, even if the punitive measures remain insufficient for the Ukrainian authorities, who are preparing to defend the east of the country, which has become the main target of Moscow.

Following several packages of measures in response to the invasion of Ukraine, the United States plans to adopt new sanctions against Russia, in coordination with the European Union and the G7, aimed in particular at prohibit new investments in this country.

But on Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky told the Irish parliament that some EU leaders they were “undecided” and urged the EU to take even tougher action.

I cannot tolerate any indecision after everything we’ve been through in Ukraine and everything the Russian troops have done, ”Zelensky said.

Bodies in a mass grave in Bucha, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, on April 4, 2022.
Bodies in a mass grave in Bucha, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, on April 4, 2022.RONALDO SCHEMIDT – AFP

On Tuesday, the Ukrainian president had asked the UN Security Council to act “immediately” against Russia for the “war crimes” committed by Russia.

“They dismembered, slit their throats, raped women and killed them in front of their children”Zelensky told the UN.

Ukraine hopes European governments will impose stronger sanctions on energy supply, despite the effects of measures already taken they are making themselves felt in Russia.

The European Union will have to impose sanctions against Russian oil and gas “Sooner or later,” European Council President Charles Michel said Wednesday.

Ukraine will also be on the agenda of the meeting of NATO foreign ministers, which will be held in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, where they will discuss the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces.

“I don’t want to give details, but the supply of anti-tank weapons and anti-aircraft defense systems is being studied”Said Alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Although Ukraine is not a member of NATO, nothing prevents it from being provided with aid.

Russia rejects all allegations of abuse and accuses the Ukrainian authorities of preparing “montages” for the condemnation and punishment of the Russian government.

The Kremlin denies killing civilians and states that the images of Bucha and other places are montages made by Ukrainian forces or that the deaths occurred after the withdrawal of Russian troops.

That version “is unsustainable”German government spokesman Steffen Hebestrei said, considering satellite images prove it.

The show of satellite images captured when the city was under Russian control what appear to be bodies lying in the streetswhere they were later found by Ukrainian forces and journalists.

The Pope explains and kisses a flag that has just arrived from Bucha (Ukraine) at this Wednesday's general audience
The Pope explains and kisses a flag that has just arrived from Bucha (Ukraine) at this Wednesday’s general audience

“The latest news from the war in Ukraine shows new atrocitieslike the Bucha massacre, a horrendous cruelty, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

For British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the civilians killed in Bucha “They don’t seem far from the genocide”.

“It is a deliberate campaign to kill, torture, rape and commit atrocities”US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said so.

Information and pictures about Bucha “They are deeply disturbing”said a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian.

The UN General Assembly will proceed on Thursday to vote on a request from Western countries suspend Russia from the body’s Human Rights Council.

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