And why Ukraine should worry.
One of the most characteristically Russian methods of warfighting is the heavy use of artillery. In Syria, Russian artillery gave a boost to a Syrian army badly depleted by years of heavy fighting. In eastern Ukraine, combined Russian-separatist forces continue to exchange artillery fire with the Ukrainian army on a regular basis.
During the battles of Ilovaisk and Debaltseve, Russian and separatist artillery massacred cut-off Ukrainian troops in two of Kiev’s worst defeats in the war.
Over the weekend of Jan. 28, 2017, Russian-separatist artillery pounded Ukrainian troops in the worst fighting in months — “using …read more
Source: The National Interest