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85% is a massively high number.

It goes to show how ineffectual the Russian military is in 2022.
Their technology is old and outdated and they lack quality training and leadership... And that is taking a toll.

World needs to step up their support for Ukraine to the next level and start pushing back.



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Ukrainian officials are increasingly acknowledging Ukrainian counteroffensive operations in Kherson Oblast. Kherson Oblast Administration Advisor Serhiy Khlan stated on July 24 that Ukrainian forces are undertaking unspecified counteroffensive actions in Kherson Oblast.[1] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on July 23 that Ukrainian forces are advancing “step by step” in Kherson Oblast.[2] His statement does not make clear whether he is referring to small, ongoing Ukrainian advances in Kherson Oblast or a broader counteroffensive.[3] Ukraine’s Southern Operational Command reported on July 24 that Ukrainian forces are firing on Russian transport facilities in Kherson Oblast to impede maneuverability and logistics support. This activity is consistent with support to an active counteroffensive or conditions-setting for an upcoming counteroffensive.[4] Khlan also said that Ukrainian strikes on Russian-controlled bridges around Kherson City only aim to prevent Russian forces from moving equipment into the city without stopping food and other essential supplies from entering the city.[5]

Alarm in the Russian nationalist information space continues to grow as the pace of Russian operations slows in the face of successful Ukrainian high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) strikes on key Russian logistics and command-and-control nodes. Moscow Calling, a medium-sized Russian Telegram channel with 31,000 subscribers, posted an appraisal of the entirety of Russian operations in Ukraine since February 24.[6] Moscow Calling defined three distinct phases of the war—the first spanning from initial invasion to the withdrawal of Russian troops from Kyiv, Sumy, and Chernihiv Oblasts and the second spanning between that point and the introduction of Western-provided HIMARS.[7] Moscow Calling notably defined the arrival of HIMARS as a distinct turning point in the war and stated that previously provided Western weapons systems (such as NLAWs, Javelins, Stingers, and Bayraktars) did very little against Russian artillery bombardment (they are not designed or intended to counter artillery attack), but that HIMARS changed everything for Russian capabilities in Ukraine.[8] Moscow Calling strongly insinuated that recent Ukrainian strikes on Russian warehouses, communication hubs, and rear bases are having a devastating and potentially irreversible impact on the development of future Russian offensives.[9]

This post is consistent with previous reports from Western defense officials that Russian troops are being forced to engage in various HIMARS mitigation tactics on the battlefield, including camouflage measures and constantly changing the location of equipment groupings.[10] These mitigation tactics are impeding Russian forces from conducting the massive artillery barrages that they have widely employed over the course of the war, as evidenced by NASA Fire Information for Resource Management (FIRMS) data that shows consistently fewer observed heat anomalies over the frontline in Donbas since the introduction of HIMARS to Ukraine.

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, July 24 | Institute for the Study of War

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It's incredible what a fairly small number of MLRSs can do when their range and accuracy is so great. Of course since massive artillery use has been Russia's only working method for a while, it's not exactly a huge surprise what happens when you take that out. Russia's performance in this war has simply been abysmal.



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Zkuq said:

It's incredible what a fairly small number of MLRSs can do when their range and accuracy is so great. Of course since massive artillery use has been Russia's only working method for a while, it's not exactly a huge surprise what happens when you take that out. Russia's performance in this war has simply been abysmal.

And it isn't even the best America has to offer in terms of range or accuracy, yet Russia has no answer for it, they can't find them quick enough to destroy them, they're struggling to intercept the missiles. Stick a few of the best version along Poland's borders and Russia's army would get liquidated miles from the border if they ever tried anything.

It's as Pemalite said, Russia's army is outdated, their only tactic is sheer overwhelming force which has worked in the past but is absolutely useless against a modern army, their equipment is outdated, obsolete, inferior to the Wests by a large margin and Ukraine needs more of this stuff to really put Russia through hell.

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