The images were obtained from StratCom of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Thursday, July 14.
Ukraine Destroys Second Russian Ammo Dump With Rockets Made In USA
Ukrainian forces say they have destroyed a second Russian ammunition warehouse in the city of Nova Kakhovka using American-made HIMARS multiple rocket launcher vehicles.
The footage, filmed at night, shows one explosion after another as the target, which Ukrainian forces said was an ammunition warehouse, goes up in flames. The images were obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Thursday, July 14.
Nova Kakhovka is a city in the Kherson Region, in southern Ukraine. The Russian military has occupied much of the Kherson Region since March 2, when the regional capital city Kherson fell to the invading forces.
The move comes after the first building was destroyed by Ukrainian forces in Nova Kakhovka, while the Ukrainians are saying it was also an ammunition warehouse. Russia, meanwhile, denied this, claiming instead that homes and warehouses were hit, leaving seven people dead and about 80 injured.
Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak attributed the attack to a U.S.-supplied HIMARS multiple rocket launcher.
The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is a truck-mounted light multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the U.S. Army. Missiles fired from HIMARS batteries have a range of as much as 190 miles.
We contacted the StratCom of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but haven’t received a reply at the time of writing.
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