Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Ukraine calls US rocket launchers ‘game-changer’ against Russia, ASKS FOR MORE; Ukrainian artillery outnumbered 8 to 1 by Russia; Ukrainian soldiers train in UK as war with Russia rages on; Ukrainian Office Workers and Tradesmen Receive Training From U.K. for War, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Ukraine calls US rocket launchers ‘game-changer’ against Russia, asks for more:
Ukraine’s defense minister has described long-range rocket systems supplied by the US as a “game-changer” in Kyiv’s fight against Russia’s brutal, months-long invasion — but insisted the Eastern European country needs more help to secure ultimate victory.
“We are waiting for more armor, more weaponry from our partners,” Oleksii Reznikov told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Sunday. “The war is grim … We need more. We need it quickly.”
The High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems — known as HIMARS — have allowed Ukrainian troops to precisely target Russian forces from up to 50 miles away.
Reznikov told the Journal that the weaponry was used most effectively by Ukrainian forces in the fight for the city of Izyum, about 75 miles southeast of Kharkiv.
“In the Izyum case, we were precise [in targeting] a Russian command center for aerial operations,” he said. “It was really precise. Our partners saw it and said, ‘You passed the test.’”
Despite Ukraine’s success with the launchers, the defense minister said the Russians have called up their own rocket systems “which can go 120 kilometers [75 miles].
“So we need to have something a little bit longer: 150 [kilometers, 93 miles]. We’ll get there,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
Ukrainian artillery outnumbered eight to one by Russia- foreign legion:
Ukraine's heavy artillery is outnumbered roughly eight to one by Russian guns, putting Ukraine at a significant disadvantage, a spokesman for Ukraine's International Legion said on Monday.
Damien Magrou, spokesman for the unit comprising foreign nationals, told a briefing in Kyiv that more arms from Ukraine's Western partners were needed to close the gap.
"We're entering a phase of the war where our disadvantage to the Russian forces in terms of heavy weaponry and artillery is very much being felt," Magrou said.
He went on to say that the M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launch systems supplied by the United States were having an impact on the battlefield.
"We can see the results already," he said. --->READ MORE HERE
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