Heletei: Russian Army Uses Donbas as a Testing Ground for New Weapons

Defense Minister Valerii Heletei stated that the Russian troops use powerful, state of the art weaponry against the Ukrainian forces.

According to Censor.NET, referring to the Ukrainian news, Heletei said this to journalists.

"We have confirmed information that Russia uses state of the art weaponry on the Ukrainian territory," he said.

Afterwards, he demonstrated the bullets that Russian soldiers use in the ATO zone.

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"There is a tungsten carbide inside the bullet. Why is it an unusual bullet? Because it penetrates level VI body armor and armored vehicles," Heletei said.

The Minister noted that the Russian army received such type of weapons only in 2013, and now, in fact, it uses the Donbas as a testing ground.

According to him, currently Ukraine analyzes the weapons used by the Russian army in the ATO zone in order to file a suit against the Russian authorities.

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At the same time, Heletei expressed outrage that some Ukrainian politicians continue to accuse the Ministry of Defense of arms shipments both to the Russian side and to the separatists.

The Defense Minister believes that such politicians put at risk the national defense capability, and he intends to request the Security Service of Ukraine to investigate unjustified accusations towards the Defense Ministry.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n305303