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Russian troops use RPG-27 grenade launcher in Donbas
14:26, 11 August 2017
Russian troops use RPG-27 grenade launcher in Donbas

This weapon is only used by regular armies of Russia and Jordan, - military experts

14:26, 11 August 2017

RPG-27, Russian-made grenade launcher
Facebook/International Human Rights Community - Special Monitoring Mission

International observers report another case of use of modern Russian weaponry in the war-affected Donbas. According to the monitors of International Human Rights Community, an attack involving RPG-27 Tavolga grenade launcher took place in Luhansk region.  

‘The use of RPG-27 has been documented in the Donbas area. The weapon has been introduced in Russian Armed Forces units in 1989 and has been exported only to Jordan; it is not in use with Ukraine's armed forces,’ the post of the Community’s group at Facebook says.

The community’s military experts explained that RPG-27 is a disposable anti-tank weapon with a practical range of 200 m. Its tandem charge makes it able to defeat reactive armor and composite armor of main battle tanks.

‘Another evidence of the direct involvement of Russia in Eastern Ukraine,’ the International Human Rights Community noted in the post.

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