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Right now I believe the MLRS can help that. MLRS can help target their ammo depots that provides artillery shells for their artillery, besides C&C and SAMs and other high value targets. Also I believe they can use them if in large numbers of M270s and HIMARS as you mentioned to target the Russian artillery especially since they are the only things helping the Russians advance by destroying everything and moving on. Without them, their advances will not move since they fear of getting their tanks and vehicles destroyed by mines or anti tank missiles or Ukrainian artillery. So if the Ukrainians can destroy or even deter the Russians from getting close to provide artillery support, it would help tremendously. Course can't stop long range rockets like Smerch and Uragans (unless hit by HIMARS or MLRS), but they are fewer in numbers and more expensive compared to firing tens of thousands of shells a day. Later on with more MLRS like those 70 or so in storage you mentioned, it could help with the counteroffensive in all fronts.


Technically, they can pull this off with the 8 HIMARS they have (The other 4 arrived in Ukraine as per my source) they can put M777 Artillery just outside the range, use HIMARS to attack air airfield and blitz it thru with a combine arms brigade, taking the Airport will hammer Russian ability to support the defence of Kherson. You also cannot launch drone to seek out the M777, once the airfield is captured. Then you pull in M777 or Caesar or what have you, then you target the ground base target, both hard and soft. Then what left is a Manoeuvre warfare that you can move troop quickly to block the reinforcement and encircle the entire city.

Notice that the Ukrainian has been gaining ground from the coastal area in the last week or so, it's possible for them to pin the defence in Kherson with the frontal force and hammer it away with the coastal force.

Why happening? Russia parliament is discussing provisions that will give the government wide ranging authority.

Putin will put the entire economy into wartime mode, restricting labor movements, forcing laborers to work overtime, nights, weekends, no holiday, factories to produce or switching to produce military goods. The statement says the steps are necessary to counter colossal sanctions imposed by the west.

I thought everything goes very well according to plan?
The requirement for company to unconditional support the military effort bit for his new decree show you it's everything BUT going well for them.

I mean how far can you go if you are forced to support a war that wasn't happening in your own soil. People are going to ask question and on the other hand, switching to military economic will further destroy any economic activities in Russia....
 

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Ukrainian Defense Ministry confirming that Russia is spreading fake propaganda about destroying HIMARS.

That video is obviously a fake.
Think there were only 4 in country when they claim they destroyed 2.

IIRC, the Ukrainian invite a crew from CNN another crew from British television (Don't remember which one) to report on the HIMARS

This is the report from CNN

 

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UK MOD- "Russia is moving reserve forces from across the country and assembling them near Ukraine for future offensive operations. A large proportion of the new infantry units are probably deploying with MT-LB vehicles taken from long-term storage as their primary transport."
 

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I don't know what the Russians think. Not only the air force, I also wonder why the Russians did not directly attack Kharkov.
Kharkov is close to the border, so Russia can easily take advantage of artillery. Moreover, Kharkov is an industrial center and a population center. Kharkov is a Russian speaking area, and the locals are pro Russian. During WW2, Germany and the Soviet Union broke out in Kharkov to decide the ownership of Ukraine. If Russia chose Kharkov as its main attack direction instead of eastern Ukraine when the Ukrainian war broke out, the situation should be very different now.
Attack Kharkov to force the Ukrainian army to rescue, and use the air force to attack in the process of Ukrainian army transfer.
Is that one of you "expertise" again??

First of all, THEY HAD ATTACKED Kharkiv, and was beaten back, it was attacked on day 1 and the Ukrainian pushed them all the way back to 5 miles outside Russian Border back in May.

The problem is what Ukrainian had in the strategic crossing they hold the area that can sever the key GLOC toward the Eastern Donbas region. Which mean if the Russian wanted to keep on attacking, they will need to spread their force to protect their own supply line, meanwhile have to concentrate their force on attacking Donbas. If they push toward Kharkiv again, setting aside can that be done in a moment, that mean they will either have to stop the Donbas advance completely for months (that's how long the last attack last) which will give Ukrainian time to consolidate their line and pull in Reinforcement or they will have to thin out their protection along their Northern GLOC, which will open to counter attack, the risk is too much because you are risking the collapse of the entire Northern GLOC.

As for Airforce, it is not what you have, but how are you going to use it, first of all, a lot of their Airforce is static element, which are needed to guard the airspace toward Japan, South Korea, Poland, Finland, even if you say China will not attack Russia and Russia are allowed to pull every aircraft in operation there, you are talking about 100-200 combat aircraft can be used at anytime. Of the 1500 aircraft on paper, 300+ of those are Transport, another 200+ is trainer and other aircraft, only leave about 800-900 Fighter/Attacker aircraft, half of those are old Su-24/Su-25. Secondly, Russia do not have stealth aircraft not any combat support aircraft beside AWACS, and they are facing a peer or near peer air defence power. Which mean you are seriously risking being shot down (and 40 Russian fighter did got shot down) when you penetrate thru the Ukrainian Airspace.
 

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U.S. Says Russia’s Prized Kerch Bridge Is A Fair Target For Ukrainian Forces



>> forshadowing??

Russia Now Firing S-300 Surface-To-Air Missiles At Land Targets In Ukraine: Official


>> Russia is running out of missiles and PGMs !!!! ... thought Putin said the "war is just starting and you ain't seen anything yet ???"
 

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U.S. Says Russia’s Prized Kerch Bridge Is A Fair Target For Ukrainian Forces​



>> forshadowing??

Russia Now Firing S-300 Surface-To-Air Missiles At Land Targets In Ukraine: Official


>> Russia is running out of missiles and PGMs !!!! ... though Putin said the "war is just starting and you ain't seen anything yet ???"
Oh god not this crap being peddled again. Ive heard the Russians were running out of all PGMs and CM since the first week of the war. More propaganda. Annoying as hell
 
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