​Who Actually Supplied Ukraine With "Italian" FH70 Howitzers

The Italian FH70 155mm howitzers are already being used by the Ukrainian Army
The Italian FH70 155mm howitzers are already being used by the Ukrainian Army

To answer this question, you should pay attention to the camouflage and the truck towing the howitzer

In mid-May this year it became known that the Italian government agreed to transfer to Ukraine 155-mm howitzers FH70.

At the same time, on Thursday, May 26, Operational Command "West" announced that these howitzers were already in the hands of artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and were destroying racists - and soon published a detailed video with the the howitzers gun-team acting in Ukraine.

Read more: ​Ukraine's Armed Forces Destroy Another Russian Artillery Battery Trying to Fight Like in Syria (video)

At the same time, Ukraine Weapons Tracker noticed that the howitzer, that was highlighted in the video above, probably "arrived" in Ukraine not from Italy, but from Estonia.

This opinion is prompted, in particular, by the typical tricolor camouflage and MAN Kat 1 6x6 truck, that is used by the Estonian army.

In turn, the Italian FH70 howitzers are usually painted in one color, and a Fiat 6605 trucks are used to transport them.

However, Military Balance suggests that as of 2021, Estonia had 24 FH70 howitzers in service, some of which could most likely be sent to Ukraine.

The Italian FH70 155mm howitzers are already being used by the Ukrainian Army, Defense Express
The Italian FH70 155mm howitzers are already being used by the Ukrainian Army

Defense Express reported that the Ukrainian warriors are already using American M777A2 howitzers on the battlefield - and they are having their first successes.

We published a video that directly captures the work of artillery units on enemy targets - preparation for the shot and, in fact, the shot itself, adjusting artillery fire and shooting at the defeat

Whatch the video and find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

The First Successes of American M777A2 Howitzer on Battlefield in Ukraine - russia’s 2S3 Akatsiya Self-Propelled Gun Eliminated (video)

The moment of hit of the projectile which was shelled from the American M777A2 howitzer in the russian 2C3 Acacia self-propelled gun, Defense Express
The moment of hit of the projectile which was shelled from the American M777A2 howitzer in the russian 2C3 Acacia self-propelled gun

Earlier we also published a video with "first shots" of 155 mm M777 howitzers in Ukraine appeared.

As Defense Express reported Ukraine's Armed Forces destroyed another russian artillery battery trying to fight like in Syria.

Find more details on the theme in a publication by Defense Express:

Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, illustrative photo of pre-war times, Defense Express
Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, illustrative photo of pre-war times
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