The war in Ukraine is pushing Russia away from its WWII-style artillery strategy, and experts say it's 'a concerning trend'

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Russian forces are still using an array of howitzers, mortars, and rockets, and Moscow is looking for more ammo to keep them firing, but "the trend appears to be towards maximizing accuracy and reducing the number of rounds necessary to achieve the desired outcome rather than resorting to saturation fire," according to a new report by Britain's Royal United Services Institute think tank. "This is a concerning trend, as over time it will likely significantly improve Russian artillery," write the report's authors, Jack Watling and Nick Reynolds.