Ukrainian Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov has called the US-provided M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) a “game-changer” after seeing it in a recent encounter with Russian troops in the northeastern town of Izyum.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Rezinkov said that the long-range rocket system was “precise [in targeting] a Russian command center for aerial operations.”
Even so, additional HIMARS were needed to completely stop the Russians, he added.
Ukraine Calls for More Supplies, Drones
Rezkinov called for additional supplies, ammunition, and vehicles. He added that they are also open to more drone donations due to increased jamming of its current drones.
“We need to refresh our platoons and change them and make replacements also because we also have a lot of losses,” Reznikov said.
Still, the government believes that the most necessary aid they could get, particularly from the West, is a weapons system that could match Russia’s long-range systems.
Alongside bolstering land campaigns, the Ukrainian military is improving its naval forces to prevent Russia from disrupting grain export.