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Article


Title

Armaments used in the Ukrainian conflict 2014–2015

Authors

[ 1 ] Ministry of National Defence, Republic of Lithuania

Year of publication

2017

Published in

Security and Defence Quarterly

Journal year: 2017 | Journal volume: vol. 15 | Journal number: no 2

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • Ukraine
  • Conflict
  • Armament
Abstract

EN The development of events in Ukraine at the end of 2014 led to the outbreak of armed fighting in Donbas, where virtually all kinds of land forces’ arms were used, not only of Soviet or Russian production but also the latest ones and armaments that had been previously withdrawn from operation. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the armaments used during the fighting in the Donbas region, innovations in weaponry and tactics in the period from April 2014 to the middle of February 2015. The study is based on the qualitative analysis of primary source materials from photographs and video clips available in free circulation as well as information shared in online forums (particularly Russian ones) and unstructured interviews with the participants of those events. The findings of the study pertain to the kinds of Soviet and Russian land forces’ armaments in a real combat situation as well as the tactics involved in using them.

Date of online publication

23.06.2017

Pages (from - to)

54 - 84

DOI

10.35467/sdq/103190

URL

https://securityanddefence.pl/Armaments-used-in-the-Ukrainian-conflict-2014-2015,103190,0,2.html

Open Access Mode

open journal

Open Access Text Version

final published version

Release date

23.06.2017

Points of MNiSW / journal

7.0

Points of MNiSW / journal in years 2017-2021

7.0