After the capture of Kherson, the US will supply the necessary ammunition
Main Russian supply route within reach of Himaru
Since the capture of Kherson, Russia’s main supply network has been within range of weapons supplied to the Ukrainians by the US. Ukraine could now dare to attack – because the US is already supplying the relevant ammunition.
Ukrainians recently managed to free the port city of Kherson from Russian invaders.
This week, Vladimir Putin (70) suffered another defeat in the war in Ukraine: his troops withdrew from the strategically important port city of Kherson after fighting with the Ukrainians. Russian army chief Sergei Surovikin, 56, said on Wednesday that the withdrawal was being carried out to “preserve the lives of our soldiers and the combat capability of the troop group”.
For the Ukrainian armed forces, the withdrawal is a double success. Because with the conquest of Kherson, new opportunities for attack opened up for them. Near the front, there is now a land bridge, several logistics sites and ammunition depots for the Russians, according to “Newsweek”.
“Firepower Control Over the Streets”
This infrastructure, part of the main Russian supply network in Ukraine, has been within range of Ukrainian weapons since the capture of Kherson. In particular, modern weapons supplied by the West could now hit Russian targets. For example, the most modern Himar missile system from the USA.
Whether the Ukrainians will dare such an attack remains to be seen. Sergii Kuzan, 38, an adviser to Ukraine’s defense ministry, suggested after the capture that they now had “firepower control over the roads” that “the Russians use as supply routes”.
The Americans would probably approve of a similar attack. Shortly after the recapture of Kherson, the Pentagon announced the sale of new weapons to Ukraine worth $400 million. In addition to grenade launchers and wheeled vehicles, the Ukrainians also receive Himar ammunition, which they would probably need in an attack on the Russian supply network.
US pledges aid ‘as long as necessary’
But the Pentagon is not talking about munitions for the attack. The Americans simply stated: “Given Russia’s relentless and brutal airstrikes against critical Ukrainian infrastructure, additional air defense capabilities are critical.” This was probably referring to the Hawk anti-aircraft missiles, which are also part of the latest weapons package.
Since the start of the war, the US has already provided Ukraine with $19.3 billion in security aid. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (60) only assured on Saturday that the US will continue its assistance “as long as it is necessary”. (obf)