Russia fires as many as 1,000 artillery shells per hour

25 June 2022, 12:07 PM

Aiming to degrade Ukrainian troops’ morale, Russian forces fire up to 1,000 artillery rounds every hour, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told Ukrainian TV channel ICTV on June 24.  

While Western-supplied artillery is already shifting the situation on the battlefield, the Russian military has virtually unlimited ammunition, Reznikov added.

“Russian use up to 1,000 shells in one hour, trying to suppress the morale of our troops,” said Reznikov.

“A thousand rounds per hour, they are drawing upon a limitless resource, unfortunately.”

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As Ukraine has to instead go for targeted artillery strikes, even a dozen howitzers or several HIMARSs multiple launch rocket systems can deliver precise hits against “the right targets,” in contrast to the un-targeted wide-range saturation bombing conducted by the Russians.

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