Ukraine and IS conflicts emphasise continued importance of artillery development

Ukraine and IS conflicts emphasise continued importance of artillery development

February 2015
Amid the contentious Ukraine ceasefire, the significance of artillery in modern conflict has again been underscored. Following the 12 February Minsk agreements, brokered by France and Germany, pro-Russian separatists have reportedly continued to shell Ukrainian forces in order to seize the strategic city of Debaltseve ahead of what many analysts believe will be another push towards Mariupol. Col. Viktor Shidlyukh, the deputy commander of Ukrainian forces defending Mariupol, has said that the equipment being used by the separatists has been provided by the Kremlin and includes air burst munitions...


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