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Usage of older missiles evidence Russian military lacks ‘accurate modern weapons,’ analysts say: Live Ukraine updates

  • July 04, 2022

shopping center and apartment building last week resulting in dozens of causalities.

“Russia continues to employ air-launched anti-ship missiles in a secondary land-attack role, likely because of dwindling stockpiles of more accurate modern weapons,” the British defense ministry said on Twitter Saturday.

Both Russia and Ukraine have expended large amounts of weaponry in a grinding war of attrition for the eastern Donbas region.  President Joe Biden decided to provide Ukraine with longer-range precision rockets last month, but it’s not clear yet how much of a difference the advanced weapons will make in the stalemate,

“We are going to support Ukraine as long as it takes,” Biden said this week at a news conference during the NATO summit in Madrid. He argued that Russia had already suffered a blow to its international standing and major damage to its economy from Western sanctions imposed over the invasion.

— N’dea Yancey-Bragg

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►Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas, Germany’s top energy official urged property owners to have gas boilers and radiators adjusted to maximize efficiency. Federal Network Agency President Klaus Mueller says families should decide “whether every room needs to be set at its usual temperature” this winter.

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