— Victoria Amelina 🇺🇦 (@vamelina) July 27, 2022
From the BBC: West’s modern weapons halt Russia’s advance in Donbas
The US and Europe have sent a number of HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) to the Ukrainian army, and they are using the systems most effectively. Russia has very little in the way of defense against these very lethal, highly mobile truck-mounted rockets. Countries such as Poland and Estonia, also at risk of attack, have started ordering hundreds of these defensive weapons.
Let’s keep sending more, until Russia is finally driven back to its own country.
The US-made system has struck Russia’s advance and is the weapon of choice on NATO’s eastern flank.
…“The agreement to unblock Odesa would have been impossible without HIMARS. It’s now very clear that the war will end earlier if we arm Ukraine faster,” Lithuanian foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on July 22, referring to Russia’s agreement to allow Ukrainian grain shipments through the Black Sea.
“The Baltics will become a single theatre of war for Russia,” said Estonian defence minister Kusti Salm, explaining the regional coordination on defence procurements….
Balloon Juice has recovered their full archives, and Adam continues his daily series reporting on the war in Ukraine. His posts are a good way to keep up with the details of the war.
ETA, 8/2: Robert Farley at LGM blog also has another update on the war, with many good links to more info.