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Ukrainians aim to seize Crimea - Russian colonel: We will fight like in World War II

Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the head of the office of the president of Ukraine, said that Kiev "can return Crimea in five to seven months".​​​​​​

But Colonel Levon Arzanov, a member of the presidium of the All-Russian organization "Officers of Russia", said that these are unrealized dreams, the armed forces of Ukraine will never be able to occupy the Crimean peninsula.

As Arzanov noted, the Crimean Peninsula has historically always been part of Russia, and its inhabitants consider themselves exclusively citizens of the Russian Federation.

From the military-political and military-technical side, he says, a large group of troops has been created in Crimea, including land, sea and air forces. "That's why the Ukrainian authorities will not be able to take her no matter what they do," added Arzanov.

The Colonel doubts that Ukraine's armed forces will become more aggressive, as the time for "goodwill gestures" from Russia is already over. "No one will give them either the Zaporizhia region or the Kherson region. We don't need to talk about Donetsk and Lugansk," he said.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine will not have any conquests, even if the entire NATO bloc comes to their side. We will fight for Crimea as in the Crimean War and as in the Second World War. Until the end," concluded the colonel.

About half of NATO's howitzers were destroyed

About 50% of NATO's towed and self-propelled howitzers in the NVO zone were destroyed by Lancets.

An informed source told RIA Novosti that almost half of the foreign towed and self-propelled howitzers located in the "special military operation" zone were destroyed by Izdeliye-51/52 ammunition, also known as Lancets.

According to the source, Russian roving munitions "Lancet" have shown their high effectiveness in combat and are currently one of the main means of combating enemy artillery.

Specifically, of the more than 100 towed howitzers and self-propelled artillery made by NATO countries that have been destroyed in Ukraine since the beginning of this year, about 45 percent were hit by kamikaze drones armed with Lancet munitions.

The source clarified that they are mainly talking about the M777 towed guns and the M109 Paladin self-propelled guns delivered to Ukraine by the US.

The use of Lancet drones to destroy Ukrainian artillery, as the source noted, is effective and cost-effective. To destroy a howitzer, as a rule, only one stray ammunition is enough, which makes it possible to reduce the operating time of reconnaissance means and combat crews.

The source stressed that Russian troops are using as part of the "special operation" various reconnaissance means, including reconnaissance UAVs, sound, radar and sonothermal artillery reconnaissance systems, ground observers and kamikaze drones as a means of destruction.

Lancet munitions are roving munitions used to engage and destroy enemy artillery. They demonstrate high efficiency in destroying towed and self-propelled shells, including artillery equipment manufactured by NATO countries.

Lancet ammunition is widely used by the Russian military in the context of special operations, as it can significantly reduce the operating time of reconnaissance means and combat crews, as well as reduce the cost of hitting a target.

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