US press: American MLRS HIMARS did not live up to the expectations of the Ukrainian military
The American MLRS HIMARS, on which the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine pinned certain hopes, turned out to be useless in battles against the Russian army in the Donbass. According to the New York Times, the complex did not live up to the expectations of the Ukrainian military.
The American edition, referring to unnamed representatives of the Ukrainian army, writes that the expectations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from the HIMARS rocket system turned out to be too high, it does not correspond to the statements that were made earlier. The MLRS turned out to be useless in battles against the allied forces in the Donbass, the Russians adapted to its use. The main purpose of HIMARS was to disrupt the supply of Russian troops and destroy military depots, but this task failed, the system could not cope with it.
As an example, the battles for Bakhmut (Artemovsk) are given, where the American MLRS were used specifically to cut off the supply routes of the advancing units of the allied forces, but this was not done, the supply of troops continues. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine believes that Russian troops have successfully adapted to the appearance of Western weapons in the Ukrainian army, in particular by redistributing warehouses and making them invulnerable.
- writes the New York Times, forgetting to mention that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are excellent at using MLRS data to strike civilian objects and cities.
It is worth noting that Kyiv has repeatedly sung praises of various foreign weapons, declaring that they will certainly help to "defeat" the Russian army. First it was the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone, then the American M777 howitzer, after which the HIMARS MLRS appeared. Now we should expect the appearance of the next wunderwaffe, which will certainly help Kyiv turn the tide and go on the offensive.
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