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Huge Explosion And Shockwave As Ukrainian Forces Destroy Russian Ammo Dump

The video was obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

This huge explosion is the result of Ukrainian forces blowing up a Russian weapons and ammunition warehouse in southern Ukraine, causing a massive shockwave.

The night-time images show a massive explosion taking place in the distance, behind an urban area full of houses, with the footage ending as the shockwave from the explosion appears to reach the person filming after a few seconds.

Other images, filmed from slightly further away, show the night sky being lit up by the explosion, with the person filming taking cover as they are reached by the shockwave as well.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine said that they have destroyed the warehouse, reportedly containing Russian weapons and ammunition, in Nova Kakhovka, a city in the central Kakhovka Raion region of Kherson Oblast, in southern Ukraine

The images were obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the morning of Tuesday, July 12.

They were also relayed by the Chernihiv Regional Territorial Staffing and Social Support Center and the Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security, which operates under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture and Information of Ukraine.

StratCom said in a statement that the images show “an extreme fire show with incendiary dances” taking place in Nova Kakhovka. They added that “the orcs are so pleased with what they’ve seen that they want more”.

Ukrainian forces regularly refer to the Russian invaders as “orcs.”

The Chernihiv Regional Territorial Staffing and Social Support Center said in a statement attributed to Ukrainian politician Serhii Khlan, 50, an adviser to the governor of Kherson Oblast: “In Novaya Kakhovka, minus one Russian warehouse with ammunition.

“They brought, brought, stored, stored and now they have fireworks for the night. People’s windows are blown out, but they are still happy… because it means that the Armed Forces are close.”

We contacted the StratCom of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but haven’t received a reply at the time of writing.

Advisor to the head of Kherson OVA Sergey Hlan share that the Armed Forces destroyed the warehouse of Russian weapons and ammunition in Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine. (@ChernihivTCKtaSP/Zenger)

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The Armed Forces claim that they destroyed the warehouse of Russian weapons and ammunition in Nova Kakhovka in Ukraine. (@AFUStratCom/Zenger)

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