Russia Shows Off Uragan Multiple Launch Rocket System Attacking Ukraine
This footage purports to show a Russian Uragan multiple launch rocket system attacking positions in Ukraine.
The footage shows the large Russian military vehicle, sporting the now infamous white ‘Z’ symbol on its side, maneuvering into position and being loaded with ordnance. The ‘Z’ is one of the symbols, as well as the letters ‘V’ and ‘O’ that can be seen painted on Russian military vehicles taking part in the invasion of Ukraine.
The vehicle can then be seen maneuvering its missile launcher into place before unleashing a salvo of the deadly weapons, presumably on unseen targets somewhere in Ukraine. The images then show more than one of the vehicles firing ordnance at night before the footage ends.
The Russian MoD claimed in a statement (in English): “Combat operation of Western MD’s [Military District] Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems while carrying out fire missions to destroy AFU [Armed Forces of Ukraine] positions in the special military operation zone.
“During the special military operation, artillery units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to carry out firing missions to hit artillery AFU batteries, destroy defensive structures, suppress command posts and strongholds, destroy enemy firepower, weapons and military equipment.”
We have not been able to independently verify the claims or the footage.
The BM-27 Uragan is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher designed by the Soviet Union. It first entered service in the mid-1970s.
Zenger News contacted the Russian MoD for further comment, as well as the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
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