Alex Horobets is a PhD candidate at the Institute of History of Ukraine National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, within the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of Ukraine. His main research topics include international politics and military activity in the Arctic. Horobets is a regular contributor and Ukrainian correspondent for European Security and Defence Magazine, where he covers defense industry developments, unmanned systems and the future of war, as well as security challenges for Ukraine and NATO’s Northern/Eastern Flanks.
A group of Soviet-built T-62M main battle tanks were recently spotted in an occupied area of Kherson Oblast. The units were equipped with metal grids over the turrets, apparently as