American-supplied HIMARS rocket launchers have significantly bolstered Ukraine’s response to Russian aggression in July, more than four months into Putin’s invasion. Russian military claims to have destroyed 4 US-made HIMARS rocket launchers in the recent weeks. Russian defence minister recently instructed its military based in Ukraine to prioritise strikes on Kyiv’s long-range weapons. Ukraine using US-made HIMARS to hit Russia’s weak spots? Putin wary of HIMARS shifting balance of war in Ukraine?