Ukraine’s military reported that a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) strike from its forces recently took out a large number of Russian soldiers on a beach in the occupied Kherson region.
Ukrainian media outlets such as Euromaidan Press said around 200 Russian troops were killed in the attack, reported the Sun news.
The strike on Russian training camps occurred on the Kherson island of Dzharylhach in the Black Sea. On Monday, Ukraine’s military posted footage of the incident online, but it did not provide a date for when it happened.
The National Resistance Center, which operates under the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said in a Facebook post that information provided by “underground” sources led to the strike.
“Thanks to the information provided by the underground in the temporarily occupied territory, dozens of invaders and enemy equipment were destroyed,” the National Resistance Center wrote, according to a translation by the Kyiv Post.
The footage posted by Ukraine was filmed using a drone and shows a large formation of Russian troops on the shore of the island. A large explosion is then seen before the video ends.
The Institute for the Study of War, a Washington, D.C., think tank, wrote in a July 23 assessment of the Ukraine war that Russia’s military had recently set up camps on Dzharylhach to be used by “degraded units from various parts of the front to Kherson Oblast” for recovery and training.
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