Russia claims advanced US rocket launchers destroyed in Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Russia claims it additionally destroyed two ammunition depots storing rockets for the HIMARS close to a village south of Kramatorsk.

The Russian defence ministry has claimed its forces have destroyed two US-made Excessive Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) missile launchers within the embattled Donbas area in japanese Ukraine.

The ministry mentioned on Wednesday that Russian forces additionally destroyed two ammunition depots storing rockets for the highly-advanced HIMARS close to the entrance line in a village south of Kramatorsk in Ukraine’s Donetsk area – the primary focus of Moscow’s navy offensive following the seize of the Luhansk area in the course of the weekend.

“Close to the village of Malotaranovi within the Donetsk Folks’s Republic, two launchers of the US-made HIMARS a number of rocket launcher and two related ammunition depots have been destroyed by air-launched high-precision missiles,” Russian defence ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov mentioned.

Konashenkov additionally mentioned {that a} radar station for a Ukrainian-operated S-300 air-defence system together with a camp housing “international mercenary models” was additionally destroyed within the Limany space within the Mykolaiv area.

The ministry launched video footage which it mentioned confirmed the strike. Al Jazeera couldn’t independently confirm the ministry’s claims.

Ukraine’s common employees rejected Russia’s account in a while Wednesday. In a publish on Twitter, it mentioned the claims have been “pretend” and that it was utilizing the US-supplied HIMARS to inflict “devastating blows” on Russian forces.

Ukraine had obtained solely 4 HIMARS methods from the US as of early July, the European Council on International Relations mentioned in a report. Washington had pledged to ship eight of the missile methods by mid-July.

Western weapon provides have been essential to Ukraine’s efforts to push again the tens of 1000’s of Russian troops that Moscow despatched into Ukraine on February 24 in what it calls a “particular navy operation”.

Twenty-five of the 28 nations offering navy help to Ukraine are NATO members, together with the US and UK, that are supplying Kyiv with refined weapons equivalent to a number of rocket launch methods (MLRS).

The navy assist despatched to Ukraine additionally contains standard weapons, in addition to extra superior gear and weaponry.

But, regardless of its growing arsenal, Ukraine, which has simply 200,000 energetic navy personnel, stays considerably outgunned by Russian forces.

Ukraine has mentioned that Russia has been utilizing inaccurate Soviet-era missiles to hit navy and demanding infrastructure, killing many civilians in raids, a cost Moscow has denied.

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