Zaluzhny’s ex-special adviser urges to provide Ukraine with HIMARS DPICM rockets


For a more effective offensive, Ukraine needs HIMARS dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM) rockets which would make it possible to strike the enemy not only at the front but also in the rear.

Dan Rice, a former special adviser to Ukrainian commander-in-chief General Valeriy Zaluzhny and incumbent president of the American University Kyiv said this in an interview with Newsweek, Ukrinform reports.

“If you get 2,000 cluster rockets, I think the war will be over. It’s that simple… Frontline battalions of the Russians are going to be wiped out, and the rear echelon is going to be wiped out. We have tens of thousands of these cluster rockets in Germany sitting around, waiting to be destroyed. Instead of destroying them, just give them to the Ukrainians. And they’ll win the war,” Rice said.

According to him, the party that is going on must have an artillery of longer range to reach the enemy’s defense lines and preserve valuable equipment.

Rice believes that HIMARS DCIPM rockets could “even the score” and they could be used on the battlefield immediately:

“There is no training required. They are fired from the HIMARS and the M270 multiple-launch rocket systems that [the Ukrainians] have and have used so effectively with solid projectiles.”

The ex-adviser also noted that “as an American Army officer, I would never be in combat without DPICM.”

He called the Congress’ statements on the refusal to supply missiles with submunition hypocrisy.

“The U.S. is withholding weapons because we think we’re protecting future generations of Ukrainians. Meanwhile, we’re sacrificing the current generation because we’re not giving them the right ammo,” ex-serviceman warned.

As reported, in early July, the U.S. Department of Defense announced a $800 million security assistance package to Ukraine, which included cluster munitions.

Soon, the Department officially confirmed that the cluster munitions had already been delivered to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian side stated at the OSCE that the Armed Forces of Ukraine would use cluster munitions only in the areas of concentration of Russian troops in the temporarily occupied territories, carefully recording all cases.

Source: Zaluzhny's ex-special adviser urges to provide Ukraine with HIMARS DPICM rockets

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