Ukrainians fit pickup trucks with grenade launchers

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Samuel Cranny-Evans, a military analyst at the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi) think tank, said that light tactical vehicles such as pickups had been “important for both sides” in the present conflict. “They enable fairly rapid mobility and a low training and support burden,” he said. “Ukrainians report regularly changing vehicles once damaged or out of fuel, enabling them to maintain mobility. The addition of MK19s will provide [the Ukrainians] with some mobile firepower, and the ability to engage Russian infantry at range”.