Kremlin forces suffered a critical loss in an attack by the Ukrainian 81st Airmobile Brigade.
A group of Russian 2S3 Akatsiya units was destroyed by a strategic attack by Ukrainian forces on Vladimir Putin’s invaders.
Video footage from Ukraine shows craters in the ground after the attack, alongside the remains of a collection of Russian artillery vehicles.
The Ukrainian military brigade responsible for the destruction made effective use of US-supplied M777 howitzer weapons to attack the Kremlin army.
The US has officially pledged to provide Ukraine’s defense forces with 108 155mm M777 howitzers and 90 tactical vehicles to tow these weapons.
In addition, the US has agreed to provide more than 220,000 155mm artillery shells for use by the ground forces operating the howitzers.
In several statements from the US Department of Defense in June, America steadily increased supplies of howitzer weapons as the artillery proved to meet the needs of Ukraine’s defense forces.
President Zelensky has thanked US officials for providing military aid, saying he was “grateful” for the US aid package and claimed that advanced weapons such as howitzer-towed units were “particularly important to our defense”.
By comparison, the Kremlin is reportedly struggling to maintain adequate artillery supplies to the invading frontline forces, as Russia does not form international alliances.
According to intelligence from the conflict, Putin’s forces have been recorded using increasingly outdated equipment as military supplies become scarce.
The 2S3 Akatsiya units destroyed in the video are Soviet self-propelled guns that first entered service in the 1970s.
The Kremlin has reportedly become increasingly reliant on outdated Soviet weapons to continue the conflict, as Russian forces have struggled to establish reliable supply routes from Moscow.
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The British Ministry of Defense has warned that Russia’s reliance on outdated weapons could lead to more Ukrainian civilian casualties, as missile strikes and other strikes become less accurate due to the lack of modern systems.
An attack on Ukraine’s Kremenchuk shopping center on Monday resulted in the deaths of at least 20 civilians, as confirmed by Governor Dmytro Lunin.
An intelligence report said: “There is a realistic possibility that the missile attack on the Kremenchuk shopping center on June 27, 2022 was intended to hit a nearby infrastructure target.
“Russia’s shortage of more modern precision weapons and the professional shortcomings of their targeting planners will most likely lead to more civilian casualties.”
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