American-made US artillery missiles supplied to Ukraine are wreaking total havoc among the troops and hardware of Russia.
Supposedly top-notch Russian missile defense systems are getting overwhelmed and proving absolutely incapable of taking them out in a rare showdown between vital US and Russian weaponry.
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According to the latest update of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, more than 37,400 regular Russian troops have been killed in combat after 136 days of fighting.
However, when the deaths of the Russian mercenaries, auxiliaries, and proxies are added, the total number of Russians killed in action surpasses 70,000.
While Ukrainians have been receiving a steady stream of American and western military aid, it is still not in the quantities they have been asking the West for.
For instance, with all the deliveries of top-notch US-made howitzers, plus some smaller numbers from France, Italy, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia, Ukrainians presently operate only about 300 howitzers vs. more than 1,200 on the Russian side, according to Ukrainian estimates.
'Twelve of Putin's officers are killed' in strike on command post in occupied Kherson as 'Vladimir is enraged by failure of his S-400 defence system' while US-supplied HIMARS missiles inflict critical losses #news pic.twitter.com/PddXblFXF7
— Global News Aggregate (@AggregateGlobal) July 11, 2022
Russian S-400's cost hundreds of millions of dollars and are totally inactive at stopping even the lowest HIMARS ammo. https://t.co/9UhgMTKDVn
— Jay in Kyiv (@JayinKyiv) July 11, 2022
Girkin complains Russian anti-aircraft weapons (presumably S-400 that boasted such capability on paper) have been unable to shoot down HIMARS missiles, leading to "10 Russian munition storage facilities destroyed and serious human losses on our side".
— Christo Grozev (@christogrozev) July 10, 2022
🇷🇺 pride, S-400 air defense system is not capable of shooting down HIMARS missiles. The system designed to destroy all modern means of air-space attack (including hypersonic) turned out to be useless against missiles. Video of failed attempts to down HIMARS missiles – Luhansk 🤣 pic.twitter.com/Z6Kxmkqils
— tsua (@tsologoub) July 11, 2022
Russia’s S-400 Useless Against American HIMARS
Very recently, Ukraine has started to receive and put into action the first US-supplied missile artillery system: HIMARS.
Those are making a real difference, devastating the Russian war effort and sending Putin in a rage, according to a report by The Daily Mail.
As of Monday, July 11, Ukraine is operating eight HIMARS rocket systems. President Joe Biden just approved a new military aid package to supply it with four more.
The number in question is very small. Ukrainians asked for several hundred such weapon systems in order to be able to defeat the Russians.
However, even with the few HIMARS they already have, the Ukrainians have managed to blow up a total of 19 Russian arms depots in the occupied regions of Ukraine.
It’s important to keep in mind that the HIMARS provided by the US to Ukraine has the shortest range, of about 45 miles (70 kilometers).
Biden personally refused to given them rocket artillery with a range of 150 miles or more for fear that Ukrainians may use them against the territory of Russia.
That would be a perfectly legal and natural thing for them to do, but Biden and his administration got scared this would provoke some kind of a dreadful response by Putin.
A fresh case of the use of US rocket artillery in Ukraine is particularly telling of the qualities of the American and Russian weapons, with the latter proving that they cannot hold a candle to the former.
In a new Ukrainian HIMARS strike on a Russian command post at the Chornobaivka Airport, Ukrainians managed to kill 12 Russian commanding officers, including at least one general and one colonel.
The case is particularly remarkable because the Russian command site was supposedly protected by Russia’s supposed very fearful S-400 anti-air systems.
S-400s could not shoot down any of the HIMARS missiles. Moreover, HIMARS missiles in Khartsizsk destroyed an S-400 installation worth 125 million dollars! It's like two planes. Fat target.. https://t.co/hAshJzUemh
— Edolis (@edolis) July 10, 2022
'#Twelve of #Putin's #officers #killed' in a strike on command post in occupied #Kherson as '#Vladimir enraged by the failure of his S-400 defence system' while #US-supplied #HIMARS missiles inflict #critical #losses#PutinIsaWarCriminal https://t.co/76eojtDIbm
— Putin's IBS (@kardinal691) July 11, 2022
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of July 11, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/at574GOZEa
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) July 11, 2022