Moscow: For the first time in three weeks of the war, Russia has destroyed a target in Ukraine with a supersonic missile.
According to the International News Agency, three weeks have passed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, during which Russia has hit Ukraine for the first time with a Kunzel hypersonic missile.
A Russian Defense Ministry spokesman told the media that the supersonic missile hit a Ukrainian underground weapons depot and destroyed a large number of weapons, cruise missiles, and other military equipment.
The Defense Ministry spokesman added that military installations in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa were also destroyed by the anti-ship missile system. Ukraine has not yet commented on Russia’s claims.
On the other hand, the President of Ukraine, while emphasizing the peace talks, said that if Russia continues its attacks, the consequences will be borne by the generations of Russia.
Russia-Ukraine War: Who was Molotov and why was the IED used against Russia named after him?
Thousands of Ukrainians have decided to fight the Russian invasion with their country’s armed forces, and the government has called on its citizens to take up arms.
In Europe, Ukraine has a large army, but it is much smaller than Russia.
Authorities are providing weapons to those who want to help the army protect its cities. At the same time, they are being taught how to make Molotov cocktails bombs.
Throwing a bottle of petrol and a burning stick in it at the attacker explodes and ignites. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has revealed on social media how to make the bomb and throw it at Russian vehicles.
Who was Molotov?
These IEDs started in a very interesting way. The bomb was named after Yechlav Mikhailovich Molotov, a longtime foreign minister in the former Soviet Union.
Molotov was born in 1890 into a middle-class Russian family. In 1906 he joined the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.
After the Russian Revolution, the group came to power in 1917 and became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Molotov served as the country’s foreign minister twice, from 1939 to 1949 and again from 1953 to 1956.
Molotov Ribbon Trophy Agreement
Molotov is also known as the Ribbon Troop Agreement, a non-aggression pact between the former Soviet Union and Nazi Germany in 1939.
The agreement also included a secret protocol that was revealed after the defeat of the Nazis in 1945.
Under the protocol, the former Soviet Union and Germany will divide Poland to establish their sphere of influence in Eastern Europe, the Baltic region, and Finland.
In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland, believing that the Soviet Union would not intervene, but Russia and France declared war on the Nazi regime, sparking World War II.
A few days later, the Soviet Union invaded Poland. In November, the Soviet Union invaded Finland in what became known as the “Winter War.” This was the battle in which Molotov’s cooktail bombs became famous.
Winter War and IEDs
At the time, Molotov had told Soviet radio that the Soviet Union was not dropping bombs on Finland, but was delivering food to hungry Finnish citizens.
The people of Finland used to call the cluster bombs dropped by the Soviet Union on their cities a mockery of ‘Molotov bread basket’.
The bomb was named after Molotov as a satire. The bombs were used by Finnish people against Soviet armored vehicles.
Although the IED was named Molotov in the “Winter War”, it was not the first battle to be fought, and it was used during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.
Molotov cocktail bombs are once again in the news, which Ukrainian civilians are using to push back Russian forces.
Ukraine-Russia conflict: Young Ukrainian Soldiers who Dream of the Future are Ready to Defend Themselves.
Just a week ago, I met a group of young people who had joined the army to volunteer to defend a center in the capital, Kiev, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Most of them were still very young and teenagers. And it seemed that he had just finished school. They told me that after three days of basic military training, they were sent to the front lines or near them.
One of them, Maxim Lutsk, a 19-year-old biology student, told me that he had no problem training for less than a week.
He learned all this because he had been trained as a scout for five years, where he was taught physical training as well as wielding weapons.
He was ten years old when Ukraine’s conflict with pro-Russian separatists began in 2014.
Maxim joined the army with his 18-year-old friend Dimitro, who was an economics student at his own university.