Pentagon Says Ukraine is Weakening Russian Positions

However, they have still been unable to retake significant territory. 

As the war in Ukraine approaches the six-month mark, a senior Pentagon official stated “you are seeing a complete and total lack of progress by the Russians on the battlefield. “ Later, he added, “Right now we see that the Ukrainians are able to successfully target Russian key capabilities, key command and control modes, logistic modes… we actually are seeing the Ukrainians on a daily basis successfully weakening the  Russian forces they’ve deployed… in the east.” 

The Pentagon official added, “We haven’t seen a significant retake of territory, but we do see a significant weakening of Russian positions in a variety of locations.” 

The Ukrainians have put U.S. and European-supplied HMARS and other long-range multiple launch precision artillery systems into use against Russian forces, which are unable to advance in many areas, the official said. 

More weapons are being sent to Ukraine as part of a $775 million package, including new drones, armored vehicles, and artillery. The shipments indicate that Washington and Kyiv expect increased fighting on the ground in the coming weeks. 

For the first time, the U.S. is sending 15 ScanEagle surveillance drones to help the Ukrainians spot and correct the precision artillery and rocket strikes that have recently been successful against Russian forces. The small drones can be moved around the battlefield relatively easily and would be invaluable in the expected push to retake the city of Kherson in the south. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For military leaders in the Pentagon to be wise in their assessments of the war in Ukraine.
  • For Secretary Austin to seek discernment from the Lord regarding the continued supply of military assistance to Ukraine.
  • For U.S. Armed Forces officials to be prudent in evaluating the needs of the American military for weapons and equipment.

Sources: Department of Defense, Washington Examiner, Politico 


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