In the Modern era advancements in technology have accelerated, and with that comes new possibilities for groundbreaking innovations that improve many aspects of our lives. But the good also comes with the bad and has given humanity new ways of waging war on its enemies in ways that would make Global conflicts in the past look primitive in nature.
Ukraine and Russia only remind us of the terrible totality of war, but it also makes us forget many of the advancements in weaponry, that would change the way battle is waged in Modern Times. Many of the rudimentary tactics of the past, linger in our minds as we project our own perceived thoughts on what is to come. Today we will explore what type of weaponry Russia has at its disposal. Ways that it can be utilized, potential strategies of attack it could impose on Ukraine to invade the country to take back the lost sovereign state.
The creation of a group of Russian occupation troops in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as part of the 1st and 2nd Army Corps has led to the emergence of a large number of weapons and military equipment in eastern Ukraine.
The combat composition of the 1st army corps includes:
five brigades (1st, 3rd, 5th separate motorized rifle brigades, 100th separate motorized rifle brigade of the "Republican Guard" and a separate artillery brigade);
three separate regiments (11th separate motorized rifle regiment, 9th separate assault motorized rifle regiment of the marine corps, and a separate commandant's regiment);
ten separate battalions (divisions).
The combat composition of the 2nd army corps includes:
four brigades (2nd, 4th, 7th separate motorized rifle brigades and a separate artillery brigade);
two regiments (6th separate motorized rifle regiment and separate commandant's regiment);
six separate battalions (divisions).
About 35,000 servicepersons serve in the 1st and 2nd army corps.
These army corps have 481 units of battle tanks, 914 units of armored combat vehicles, 720 units of artillery systems, and 202 units of multiple launch rocket systems in the non-government-controlled territories of Donbas.
At the same time, the command and staff posts, as well as positions of scarce specialties in the 1st (Donetsk) and 2nd (Luhansk) army corps, are occupied by personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation with a total number of about 650 people.
In addition, there are units of operational/combat and logistical support, military advisers, instructors of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Their total number is 2,100 Russian servicepersons.