Ukrainian chronicle: US deadly weapons aimed to kill Russian military and civilians

11:22 11.12.2023 • Vladimir Kozin , Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences

A high mobility artillery rocket system, a weapon that is part of a huge U.S. military package headed to Ukraine.
Photo: AFP via NYT

  • Kyiv needs to understand that Washington earns billions on the war in Ukraine while ordinary Ukrainians die, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov pointed out at a press conference on December 8.

Peskov was speaking a day after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitted that the overwhelming majority of Kyiv’s monetary aid had been spent in the US. “90% of the security assistance we’ve provided has actually been spent here in the United States with our manufacturers,” he said at a briefing alongside UK Foreign Minister David Cameron. “So, this has also been a win-win that we need to continue.”

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev suggested on X (formerly Twitter) that the USA is not motivated by a desire to help Ukraine, but rather by “the enormous profit that the companies close to the Biden administration get from it.”

The administration of US President Joe Biden has been wrestling with Republican lawmakers in the past few weeks to push through another supplemental budget request of $111 billion, of which more than half is intended for Ukraine.


  • Ukraine has lost more than 1,560 soldiers in the Donetsk direction over the past week, the Russian Defense Ministry said on December 8,2023.

Over the given period, the Russian Armed Forces or RAF have repelled 19 attacks by Ukrainian troops in the Kupyansk direction and 18 attacks in the Donetsk direction.

“The total losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces [in the Donetsk direction] amounted to more than 1,560 military personnel, 12 armored combat vehicles, 17 vehicles and 22 field artillery guns," the ministry said in a statement.

Kyiv has also lost nearly 1,500 soldiers in the Krasny Liman area, nearly 900 soldiers in the South Donetsk direction, up to 350 soldiers in the Kherson direction and up to 260 soldiers in the Zaporozhye sector.

RAF have intensified pin-point attacks on Ukrainian military depots, gasoline storage cites and ammunition warehouses. Airfields have become as first-rate targets.


  • These are US deadly weapons aimed to kill Russian military and civilians. To be remembered in Washington, DC, that Russia will never forget these NATO/EU ‘gifts of death’ to Ukrainian aggressors.

For Air Defense: One Patriot air defense battery and munitions;12 National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) and munitions; HAWK air defense systems and munitions;AIM-7, RIM-7, and AIM-9M missiles for air defense; more than 2,000 Stinger anti-aircraft missiles; Avenger air defense systems; VAMPIRE counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (c-UAS) and munitions; c-UAS gun trucks and ammunition; mobile c-UAS laser-guided rocket systems; other c-UAS equipment; anti-aircraft guns and ammunition; equipment to integrate Western launchers, missiles, and radars with Ukraine’s systems; equipment to support and sustain Ukraine’s existing air defense capabilities; equipment to protect critical national infrastructure; and 21 air surveillance radars.

For fires: 39 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and ammunition; Ground-Launched Small Diamet   er Bomb launchers and guided rockets;198 155mm Howitzers and more than 2,000,000 155mm artillery rounds; more than 7,000 precision-guided 155mm artillery rounds; more than 30,000 155mm rounds of Remote Anti-Armor Mine (RAAM) Systems; 72 105mm Howitzers and more than 800,000 105mm artillery rounds;10,000 203mm artillery rounds; more than 200,000 152mm artillery rounds; approximately 40,000 130mm artillery rounds; 40,000 122mm artillery rounds; 60,000 122mm GRAD rockets; 47 120mm mortar systems; 10 82mm mortar systems; 112 81mm mortar systems; 58 60mm mortar systems; more than 400,000 mortar rounds; more than 70 counter-artillery and counter-mortar radars; and 20 multi-mission radars.

For ground maneuver: 31 Abrams tanks; 45 T-72B tanks; 186 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles; four Bradley Fire Support Team vehicles; 189 Stryker Armored Personnel Carriers; 300 M113 Armored Personnel Carriers; 250 M1117 Armored Security Vehicles; more than 500 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAPs); more than 2,000 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs); more than 200 light tactical vehicles; 300 armored medical treatment vehicles; 80 trucks and 124 trailers to transport heavy equipment; More than 800 tactical vehicles to tow and haul equipment; 131 tactical vehicles to recover equipment; 10 command post vehicles; 30 ammunition support vehicles; 18 armored bridging systems; Eight logistics support vehicles and equipment; 239 fuel tankers and 105 fuel trailers; 58 water trailers; six armored utility trucks; 125mm, 120mm, and 105mm tank ammunition; more than 1,800,000 rounds of 25mm ammunition; and mine clearing equipment.

For aircraft and unmanned aerial systems: 20 Mi-17 helicopters; Switchblade Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS); Phoenix Ghost UAS; CyberLux K8 UAS; Altius-600 UAS; Jump-20 UAS; Hornet UAS; Puma UAS; Scan Eagle UAS;Penguin UAS; Two radars for UAS; high-speed Anti-radiation missiles (HARMs); Precision aerial munitions; more than 6,000 Zuni aircraft rockets; more than 20,000 Hydra-70 aircraft rockets; and Munitions for UAS.

In the area of anti-armor and small arms: more than 10,000 Javelin anti-armor systems; more than 90,000 other anti-armor systems and munitions; more than 8,000 Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW) missiles; more than 35,000 grenade launchers and small arms; more than 400,000,000 rounds of small arms ammunition and grenades; laser-guided rocket systems and munitions; rocket launchers and ammunition; and anti-tank mines.

For maritime: two Harpoon coastal defense systems and anti-ship missiles; 62 coastal and riverine patrol boats; Unmanned Coastal Defense Vessels.


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