Russia initially invaded Ukraine in 2014 and caused a near collapse of its military from the destabilization in Crimea and the Donbas region. Learning lessons from the decades of corruption, pro-Russian collaborators, and Western indecision, Kyiv prepared its homegrown defense industry.

Ukraine has remained active while receiving large quantities of logistics from the West. Preparing their country to become Europe’s next military superpower, Ukraine has developed military capabilities that have successfully targeted essential Russian supply and command centers. One such weaponry in Ukraine’s arsenal is their new 700 KM weapon.

The Introduction of Ukraine’s New 700 KM Arsenal

On August 31st, in a public broadcast, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Kyiv successfully struck a military target 700 KM away with a new long-range weapon. Though not specifying where the attack occurred, Ukraine has frequently hit targets inside Russia throughout the summer.