A senior U.S. defense official claimed on Friday that Ukrainian forces are successfully attacking Russian command positions using an advanced rocket weapon provided by the US.
In their battle for control of the country’s eastern Donbas area, the Ukrainians have utilized the High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) powerful rocket system to strike the Kremlin positions.
According to the source, “Ukrainians are able to deliberately choose targets that would damage Russia’s effort in a more methodical way than they would be able to accomplish with the shorter-range artillery weapons since it is such a precise, longer-range technology.
Only a small number of Ukrainian personnel have completed a brief training program on how to operate the HIMARS systems, which the U.S. has already deployed four of to the former Soviet nation and has vowed to send another four of late last month.
The Ukrainians can now attack distant targets with more accuracy than they were able to in the past while employing shorter-ranged artillery thanks to the HIMARS, which has a range of around 40 miles.
The person stated, “What you see is the Ukrainians are actually systematically selecting targets and then accurately hitting them, thus providing this, you know, precise method of degrading Russian capability.”
“I see them being able to continue to use this throughout Donbas,” he continued.