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Ukraine needs dozens more HIMARS to change the course of the war

Ukraine needs dozens more HIMARS to change the course of the war

Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksii Danilov stated in his comment to The Wall Street Journal that Russia’s military arsenal is running low, i.e., Russian invaders can now advance in only one direction.

According to Danilov, nine mobile HIMARS and similar rocket-launch systems provided by the U.S. and its allies are now operating inside Ukraine with deadly effect. The Russians “are defenseless against them,” he said. “They are very worried,” Danilov said, adding the high mobility rocket systems enabled Ukraine to strike precisely at Russian targets beyond the front lines that were previously beyond the reach of Ukrainian guns.

At the same time, Danilov said Ukraine would need dozens more HIMARS launchers to shift the fighting in the east of Ukraine. For now, he stated, Ukraine must fight a defensive war.

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