Advisor Mykhailo Podolyak: These 3 Components of Weapons are Needed by Ukraine To Fight Russia

Advisor Mykhailo Podolyak: These 3 Components of Weapons are Needed by Ukraine To Fight Russia
These 3 Components of Weapons are Needed by Ukraine To Fight Russia

Kiev - Russia's invasion of Ukraine is still continuing today. To deal with the invasion, Ukraine is known to have received weapons supplies from many countries, including the US. However, the supply does not appear to be sufficient.

Quoted from The Defense Post, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mykhailo Podolyak identified three "components" that Kyiv needs to prevent further Russian aggression. The three components include Himars, frontline heavy artillery and armored personnel carriers.

Mykhailo Podolyak's remarks come nearly five months after Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine. In a post on Twitter, Mykhailo Podolyak said the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) was essential to defending troops.

"Do we want a turning point in the war? 3 components... HIMARS for high-precision targeting rear base, logistics. Heavy artillery on the front line allows equal numbers.

APC for 'breakthrough fists'... More tools sooner we will rid our land of Russia," wrote Mykhailo Podolyak on Twitter on July 9, 2022.

To note, the US has sent several advanced Himars rocket systems to Kyiv. This weapon system has a maximum range of 80 kilometers.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said the Himars had proven to be a "game changer" in the ongoing conflict. The weapon was used to great effect in a recent encounter with Russian troops in the northeastern city of Izyum.

In addition to HIMARS, Podolyak said that Ukraine needed heavy artillery on the front lines to destroy enemy trenches and break up infantry attacks.

In June, Ukraine said it had deployed Panzerhaubitze 2000s (2000 armored howitzers) from Germany. The delivery marks the latest supply of long-range and precision weapons that Kyiv has demanded since the start of the war.

The third component, according to the presidential adviser, will be armored personnel carriers that will be used as "breakthrough fists". Prior to the launch of the invasion, the Ukrainian military took delivery of 44 locally produced Kozak-2M1 armored vehicles for the safe transport of troops during military operations.

Australia also sent the first four of 14 M113AS4 Armored Personnel Carriers to Ukraine in response to requests for more vehicles to aid the country's resistance. "If we receive heavy weapons fast enough, the war won't take more than three or six months, and if all the conditions are met, we hope to retake our territory," Podolyak said in June. "If it turns out like this, Russia will no longer be in a position to threaten Europe and interfere.

Himars rocket destroys Russian arsenal

Quoted from Al Jazeera, Ukraine claims to have destroyed Russia's arsenal in the 20th week of the war, demonstrating the efficiency of the US-supplied Himars rocket system.

The Ukrainian offensive appeared to be part of preparations for a summer counteroffensive in the southern Kherson and Zaporizhia districts, which border Crimea.

Ukraine says it destroyed a main Russian command post in the Kherson district along with an armory, killing 12 Russian soldiers on July 10. His armed forces posted drone footage of the burning depot.

Two days later, Ukraine said it had attacked another Russian ammunition depot in Nova Kakhovka, also in Kherson oblast. This time, the attack killed 52 soldiers.

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