Ukraine Started Shelling Deep Inside Occupied Lugansk Region Using HIMARS

An apartment building in the town of Alchevsk, in the occupied Lugansk region, was hit by a HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems) rocket, the LPR mission to the Joint Ceasefire Control and Coordination Center reported.

“Fourteen people have been affected. One of them was killed. Four children were injured, one of them is in intensive care,” Tass news agency reported.

The Lugansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination on the ceasefire regime (JCCC) reported on Sunday that Ukrainian forces shelled the city of Alchevsk using US-supplied multiple rocket launcher HIMARS.

In a statement on Telegram, the LPR mission said, “Shelling was recorded from the side of the armed formations of Ukraine: 01:35 [22:35 GMT on Saturday] at Alchevsk, with the use of MLRS [Multiple Launch Rocket System] HIMARS (3 missiles).”

Earlier this morning, the LPR mission reported that four HIMARS missiles were fired by Ukrainian forces at Stakhanov in the Lugansk region at 07:20 local time (04:20 GMT).

On October 28, the US approved a $275 million military assistance package for Ukraine, which includes HIMARS launchers, ammunition, and 155mm artillery rounds; two NASAMS (National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems) were also set to be delivered to Ukrainian soldiers once they complete their training on the systems.

On November 4, the US announced it will send another security assistance package worth $400 million to Ukraine.

“Some of the capabilities include funding to refurbish Hawk air defense missiles for inclusion in future presidential drawdown packages, 45 refurbished T-72 tanks with advanced optics, communications, and armor packages, 1,100 Phoenix Ghost tactical unmanned aerial systems, 40 armored Riverine boats, and funding to refurbish 250 M1117 armored security vehicles,” US Department of Defense Spokesperson Sabrina Singh said.

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