Two HIMARS launchers were destroyed, Ukrainian authorities reported about their delivery to the combat zone in Donbass at the end of June
HIMARS multiple launch rocket system
In the DPR, Russian high-precision air-launched missiles destroyed two launchers of American HIMARS systems, reported official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.
“In the area of the settlement of Malotaranovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, high-precision air-launched missiles destroyed two US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and two ammunition depots for them,” said a representative of the department.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
In addition, he said, a Russian Su-35 fighter in an air battle over the Nikolaev region shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 attack aircraft and two Mi-24 helicopters. “During one air battle in the area of the settlements of Nikolaevka and Snegirevka of the Nikolaev region, the Russian Su-35 fighter shot down two Mi-24 helicopters and one Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force,” & mdash; he said.
According to Konashenkov, another Ukrainian helicopter— Mi-8— shot down by the Russian air defense system. This also happened in the Mykolaiv region.
Also, Russian air defense shot down 11 Ukrainian drones and intercepted nine Tochka-U missiles.
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US President Joe Biden announced the provision of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems to Ukraine on June 1. The Pentagon clarified that we are talking about five MLRS. Three weeks later, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov announced that the complexes had arrived in the country. Later, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny said that HIMARS were already being used in the Donbass.
In early July, the United States announced a new assistance package to Ukraine, which should include shells for these MLRS.
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