This fits the ongoing Ukrainian strategy of targeting Russian ammunition warehouses in recent weeks using U.S.-made HIMARS rocket artillery.
Their goal is to deprive the Russian forces of the valuable ordnance they need to continue to carry out their invasion.
The images were obtained from the Chernihiv Regional Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Support on Monday, along with a statement saying: “Ukrainian troops struck another blow at the warehouses of the occupiers.
“This time, enemy shells detonated in Kadiivka (Stakhanov district), which is temporarily controlled by Russian terrorists and their terrorist quasi-organization, the ‘LPR’ [Luhansk People’s Republic].”
The images were also relayed by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Zenger News contacted the Chernihiv Regional Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Support for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation.” Monday marks the 145th day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 18, Russia had lost about 80,450 personnel, 5,687 tanks, 7,886 armored combat vehicles, 1849 artillery units, 448 multiple launch rocket systems, 113 air defense systems, 220 warplanes, 288 helicopters, 690 drones, 166 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 8,753 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 170 units of special equipment.
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