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US ships artillery to Ukraine to destroy Russian firepower

Ukrainian servicemen in Kyiv load a truck with the FGM-148 Javelin, an American man-portable anti-tank missile provided by US to Ukraine as part of continued military support in February 2022, just days before Russia invaded its neighbor (AFP/Sergei SUPINSKY) (Sergei SUPINSKY)

The push by the United States to send artillery to Ukraine aims to degrade Russian forces – not only on the immediate battlefield but over the longer term, according to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and military experts.

The United States, France, Czech Republic and other allies are sending scores of the long-range howitzers to help Ukraine blunt Russia’s mounting offensive in the eastern Donbas region.

Backed by better air defense, attack drones and Western intelligence, the allies hope that Kyiv will be able to destroy a large amount of Russia’s firepower in the looming showdown.…