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Russian Ops in Ukraine (June 16, 2022): West Sends Arms, Russia Still Gaining Ground – The New Atlas

Update for Russian Military Operations in Ukraine for June 16, 2022

– Russian forces continue to gain ground in the Donbas;

– Russia also gains ground outside Kharkov;

– Western media covers up Ukrainian shelling of civilian targets in Donetsk;

– The flood of Western weapons continues, but limitations are manifesting themselves;

– Harpoon anti-ship missiles will take months to deploy;

– 18 more M777 howitzers will not even replace Ukrainian combat losses to date;

– HIMARS/M270s will be deployed with insufficiently trained crews without support of a proper combined arms operation making them vulnerable;

– Latest US delivery of 155mm rounds is less than Russia fires in a day;


Reuters – Five killed, 22 injured in Ukrainian artillery attacks in Donetsk, Russian-backed separatists say: https://www.reuters.com/business/aero…

War on the Rocks – THE MOST DANGEROUS PHASE FOR UKRAINE? (June 13, 2022): https://warontherocks.com/2022/06/the…

US Department of Defense – Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley Hold a Press Briefing After the Ukraine Defense Contact Group Meeting at NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, June 15, 2022: https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcri…

AP – US sending $1 billion more military aid to outgunned Ukraine: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukr….

US Department of Defense – Senior Defense Officials Hold a Background Briefing, June 15, 2022: https://www.defense.gov/News/Transcri…