Putin believes that delivery of American HIMARS systems to Ukraine will not change the course of war

The decision of the US authorities to supply Ukraine with HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems will not fundamentally change the balance of forces, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“There is nothing new. First, about these multiple launch rocket systems. The Ukrainian army has similar systems of Soviet and Russian production Grad, Smerch, Uragan,” said Putin.

Putin added that “the range does not depend on the system itself, but on the missiles that are used.”

“What we hear today and what we understand, these missiles have a range of 45-70 km, depending on the type of missile. Well, it is the same with Grads, Uragans, Smerches, which I mentioned. They also have a range of 40-70 km. There is nothing new, ” Putin explained.

According to Putin, Western weapons deliveries to Ukraine are meant to “replenish the losses of military equipment. There is nothing new here, and this does not change anything in essence.”

Putin also touched on artillery. According to him, initially, the Ukrainian Armed Forces had 515 units of artillery weapons, of which 380 were allegedly destroyed.

“But part of them have been restored, taken from reserves, as we understand, and about 360 are available,” he added.

Putin said that supplies of Western weapons to Ukraine only prolong the “conflict”.

“In general, all this fuss over additional arms supplies, in my opinion, has only one goal – to prolong the armed conflict as far as possible,” he said.

Putin added that Russia will draw the appropriate conclusions if the West supplies Ukraine with long-range missiles.

“But, if they are supplied, we will draw appropriate conclusions from this and use our means of destruction, which we have enough to strike at those targets that we didn’t strike before,” the Russian president concluded.

This week US President Joe Biden announced the delivery of modern HIMARS MLRS missile systems to Ukraine. Kyiv will also receive other weapons and ammunition.

It was reported earlier that the Ukrainian military began training to operate HIMARS systems.

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9 comments

  1. “What we hear today and what we understand, these missiles have a range of 45-70 km, depending on the type of missile. Well, it is the same with Grads, Uragans, Smerches, which I mentioned. They also have a range of 40-70 km. There is nothing new, ” Putin explained.

    Judging by the hysterics coming out of the Kremlin, the orcs will be shitting themselves. Putler tries to compare Soviet junk with Himars, the one thing he forgot to mention, which will spread terror amongst the rapists, is accuracy.

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  2. The orcs don’t need precision weapons. Their job is indiscriminate murder of civilians, rape, torture and thieving.
    The defenders job is to marmalise orcs in massive, massive numbers.

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  3. I have a moment to read in church. I pray that news such as this article means putin will yet again underestimate the Ukrainian skills in using modern weapons systems. God’s curse is clearly against Russia and putin. Russia is isolated financially by nearly all the rest of the world, and putin is suffering from cancer. I’d like to see him realize his mistakes, give up on his foolishness, and repent (especially in the old military term too), but I think that’s wishful thinking.

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  4. Well, Putin isn’t wrong about the ranges mentioned.
    But the crucial thing he does not understand is the accuracy.
    That is what matters. Yes, you can use long range Soviet era artillery if you want to level a city with the ground 70 km away. But if you want to hit specific targets you will need something better.

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  5. It is difficult to not ponder- Nova Kakhovka is within range, and obviously highly strategic. But should Ukrainian forces advance to the dam, with HIMARS (or M270s) Kerch Strait Bridge would be within range of the system. ATACMS missiles might (?) not be part of current packages, but it will obviously be an easy option in the future.

    Additionally, accuracy isn’t the only interesting thing about the M270 or HIMARS. Unguided volleys of SADARM cluster parachute munitions were literally *designed* to destroy Russian armor en masse, and for cheap. One volley destroys an *entire* armor formation. Hundreds of little parachutes circling down looking for a chunk of iron to blast a satchel charge against.

    I hope that Reznikov fellow put them on his shopping list. 🙂

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