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

Published June 16, 2022 981 Views

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:
War on the Rocks - THE MOST DANGEROUS PHASE FOR UKRAINE? (June 13, 2022):
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:
AP - US sending $1 billion more military aid to outgunned Ukraine:,strength%20since%20Russia%20invaded%20Ukraine.
US Department of Defense - Senior Defense Officials Hold a Background Briefing, June 15, 2022:

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