RUSSIA - Israeli Military Surprised at War Tactics

Arno Froese

A month into Russia’s devastating invasion of Ukraine, Israel’s military is surprised about what they are seeing.

Comparing it to “a war of the past,” senior military officers have said that while Russia has deployed a large number of troops to its neighboring country and a large number of military platforms, they have yet to make use of any of their advanced weaponry.

Over 12,000 Russian troops are said to have either been killed or injured so far and Ukraine claims to have destroyed at least 49 fighter jets, 81 helicopters, 335 tanks, 1,105 armored vehicles, 123 artillery systems and more.

Despite that Russia has claimed to have used its Kinzal hypersonic weapon against targets in the war in Ukraine, the Israeli military doubts that the video of the missile was actually filmed during the fighting.

Hypersonic missiles are able to fly five times the speed of sound and can deliver nuclear and conventional warheads that can potentially evade air defense systems.

Following the initial invasion in mid-February, the Israel Defense Forces set up teams to track and learn from the war., 29 March 2022

Arno's Commentary

Russia’s claimed to fight for freedom and security does not find significant echoes in the Western world. 

Reliable journalism is clearly documenting the devastation of Ukrainian cities, which obviously do not pose a military threat to Russia. Thus, the logical conclusion is that Russia’s military might is much less than what is claimed.

As most of us feel for the Ukrainian people, we must keep our attention on one specific group; namely, the Church of Jesus Christ, consisting of blood-bought, born-again Christians. They are on both sides of the conflict. Our prayer is that during these horrible times of suffering, the light of the Church will shine, and many Ukrainians and Russians will be added to the real nation, the eternal one, the living Church of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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