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ATACMS missiles make Russians move depots and airbases, disrupting their logistics

ATACMS missiles make Russians move depots and airbases, disrupting their logistics ATACMS missile (

The long-range ATACMS missiles, with which the Ukrainian Defense Forces have successfully targeted the occupant's airfields, significantly change the rules of the game, as now the Russians are forced to move their depots and airbases as far as possible from the front, according to a spokesperson for the Eastern Group of Troops, Ilia Yevlash.

According to him, Russia has not given up on the complete occupation of the Luhansk region, and this direction remains a priority for the enemy. However, ATACMS missiles will complicate the supply of occupational forces and disrupt their logistics.

"The arrival of such a powerful weapon as ATACMS is a significant game-changer, much like the earlier HIMARS and later Patriot systems," Yevlash noted.

The spokesperson stated that this long-range weapon obtained by the Ukrainian Defense Forces would force the occupiers to extend their depots and command posts, leading to increased decision-making time and distance from the battlefield.

Yevlash notes that the occupiers will be forced to spend time searching for new locations for their depots, resulting in a "significant burden on their logistical system."

ATACMS in Ukraine

On October 17, the Ukrainian military confirmed strikes on Russian airfields in the temporarily occupied cities of Luhansk and Berdiansk.

Yesterday, satellite images of the Berdiansk airfield after the ATACMS strikes appeared online, and today, images of the airport in Luhansk were posted.

The Washington Post reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces used long-range ATACMS missiles for the attack.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the use of ATACMS in Ukraine in his evening address. The White House also officially confirmed the transfer of the missiles.

Previously, the media reported that Ukraine had received fewer than a dozen (12) ATACMS long-range missiles from the United States. Yesterday, The New York Times reported that the U.S. had transferred approximately 20 such missiles.