Ukraine’s new rockets are wreaking havoc on Russia’s army

Ukraine’s new rockets are wreaking havoc on Russia’s army
A sophisticated Himars rocket-launching system of the kind the US is supplying to Ukraine. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
“Russian forward ammunition dumps are quite possibly the most unsafe places in any war zone,” explained an American army handbook published in 2016. Munitions were not stored safely, it noted, and many dated from the Soviet era, close to their expiry dates, creating “a tinderbox ready to explode”. “Priority targeting of these areas will cause a serious logistics strain on the Russian system,” it concluded. Ukrainian generals are now putting that theory to the test.On July 11, a Russian ammunition depot i...

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