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Brigadier General Serhii Baranov: Russian artillery systems are outdated, but they are numerous

31 Aug, 2023
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Brigadier General Serhii Baranov: Russian artillery systems are outdated, but they are numerous

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In an interview with Ukrainian Radio, Brigadier General Serhii Baranov, Chief of the Main Directorate of Missile Forces and Artillery, and Unmanned Systems of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, revealed that Russian artillery systems are outdated but still numerous.

When asked by Ukrainian Radio about the weaponry Russia employs against Ukraine, Sergey Baranov stated that after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Moscow transported a vast amount of artillery weaponry from many former republics to the territory of Russia.

"Russia placed a significant number of artillery systems and other types of weaponry in strategic reserve storage facilities," Sergey Baranov explained. "While they may not be modern, unfortunately, they do exist, they fire, and they cause casualties. If our artillery remains silent, they pose a significant threat to our infantry. Therefore, we constantly undertake counter-battery measures and destroy both the cannons themselves and the enemy's artillery reconnaissance assets."

According to the Brigadier General, thanks to the weaponry from Western partners and our domestic production, the professionalism and courage of our artillery personnel on the frontlines, we have achieved parity in counter-battery warfare.

"Western systems have a greater firing range. This has allowed us to destroy or damage enemy cannons and, of course, to push the enemy's artillery away from the frontline and deeper into their territory," Serhii Baranov explained.

The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

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