Elensky/Nato/US not concerned about winning the war or military targets; goal is to inflict damage on Russia; therefore hit any Russian controlled areas of Ukraine; role of Himars is to allow them to strike from a greater distance. Still looking at regime change in Russia, get rid of Putin, install puppet leader, break up country into micro states like Yugoslavia which are Western friends.
Role of Himars is:
1.to inflict damage in Russian controlled areas; hitting whatever targets they can to damage civilian infrastructure.
2. a media talking point
3.terrorize the local populations so they won’t get Russian passports as offered by Putin; and to sow distrust and doubt in the Russian population re Putin’s strategy