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VIDEO: Russia Launches Flurry Of Missiles At Ukrainian Airfield With BM-30 Smerch Rocket Launcher

In the footage, Russian soldiers are seen communicating the coordinates before moving the rocket launcher into position.

This is the moment Russian troops use a BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher to destroy Ukrainian ammo depots.

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said reconnaissance teams identified a camouflaged airfield with ammunition and weapons depots in an unspecified region of Ukraine.

After the data was confirmed by technical officials, the coordinates were handed over to gunners who moved a BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher into position and carried out a salvo launch, a simultaneous discharge of two or more rockets.

The Russian unit then reportedly fired a volley of missiles at the Ukrainian targets within minutes of first identifying them.

Sniper among artillery Smerch MLRS destroys the weapons of Ukrainian militants in April 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger)

The Russian MoD said on April 21: “According to reconnaissance reports, AFU [Armed Forces of Ukraine] units stored ammunition, military equipment and weapons at a camouflaged airfield to supply a group of troops.

“The Smerch multiple-launch rocket launcher, having been tasked with destroying armament and ammunition depots, loaded rockets and moved to a firing position.

“The troops discovered the position of the target and conducted a salvo launch.”

In the footage, Russian soldiers are seen communicating the coordinates before moving the rocket launcher into position.

Troops are seen directing the rocket launcher towards the targets before firing a flurry of missiles, reportedly at the camouflaged Ukrainian airfield.

Russia invaded their neighbors Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin called a “special military operation” in the sovereign European country.

Today marks the 57th day of the invasion. From February 24 to April 20, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at 20,900 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 815 battle tanks, 2,087 combat armored vehicles, 391 artillery systems, 136 MLR systems, 67 anti-aircraft systems, 171 warplanes, 150 helicopters, 1,504 vehicles, 8 vessels, 76 fuel tank trucks, 165 operational-tactical level UAVs, 27 units of special equipment, and four mobile SRBM systems.

Sniper among artillery Smerch MLRS destroys the weapons of Ukrainian militants in April 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger)

The United States has provided a large number of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine. Russia has also been hit hard by international sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine, with its tank production chain said to be plagued by supply shortages.

Fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces is said to be ongoing along a 300-mile frontline in the east of the country as Moscow pushes to capture the Donbas region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is also said to have called off storming the Azovstal steelworks plant in Mariupol, instead ordering his troops to seal it.

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