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Ukrainian artillery and special forces blast a column of Russian rocket-launching vehicles to pieces

A column of Russian multiple rocket launchers was blown to pieces by artillery with the help of Ukrainian special forces.

It is unclear exactly where in Ukraine the footage was filmed, but the footage was obtained from the Special Operations Forces Command (SSO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who said: “First of all, it’s beautiful . But above all, it is necessary.

They added: “It is no secret that the enemy artillery has an advantage over ours. Therefore, it is still a priority objective of Ukrainian soldiers. And especially when it comes to large-caliber systems.

They also said: “SSO scouts from Ukraine in the Donetsk region found a column of the enemy, numbering six MLRS ‘Uragan’, transport and cargo vehicles, tank trucks, trucks, fire control vehicles, armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles.

Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of special operations forces, destroyed a Russian convoy in the Donetsk region, which included, among other things, “Hurricane” multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). (@usofcom/Zenger)

“After successfully directing their artillery, the soldiers of the SSO adjusted the fire of the Ukrainian guns while dismantling the enemy equipment.”

The BM-27 “Uragan” is a multiple rocket launcher originally designed by the Soviet Union.

We have contacted the Special Operations Forces Command (SSO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for further comment, as well as the Ministry of Defense of Russia, but have not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” June 27 marks the 124th day of the invasion.

Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of special operations forces, destroyed a Russian convoy in the Donetsk region, which included, among other things, “Hurricane” multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). (@usofcom/Zenger)

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 27, Russia lost about 35,000 troops, 1,552 tanks, 3,687 armored fighting vehicles, 771 artillery units, 243 multiple rocket launcher systems, 101 air defense systems, 217 combat aircraft. , 184 helicopters, 636 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,575 motor vehicles and tankers and 60 units of special equipment.

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Other missiles reportedly hit the central city of Cherkassy, ​​as well as the strategically vital port city of Odessa.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed G7 leaders and said he wanted the war to end before the end of the year. He reiterated his demand for air defense systems, as well as new sanctions against Russia. He also reiterated his request for help in exporting grain from Ukraine.

Russian troops have been accused of looting large amounts of grain from farmers in occupied areas of Ukraine, as well as other crops, including sunflower seeds. They were also accused of stealing fertilizers and agricultural equipment.

The eastern Ukrainian town of Sievierodonetsk is now in Russian hands after Ukrainian troops were ordered to withdraw after weeks of siege.

Artillerymen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of special operations forces, destroyed a Russian convoy in the Donetsk region, which included, among other things, “Hurricane” multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). (@usofcom/Zenger)

The United Kingdom and the United States, as well as Japan and Canada, are about to ban imports of Russian gold. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the ban “will strike at the heart of Putin’s war machine”.

Last week, the European Union approved Ukraine’s application to become a candidate for membership in the bloc, which is currently made up of 27 countries. The decision was hailed both in Brussels and Kyiv as a “historic moment”, with President Zelenskyy declaring that “Ukraine’s future is in the EU”.

Russian Foreign Ministry press secretary Maria Zakharova said Moscow’s response to Lithuania’s EU-sanctioned ban on transit of goods to Kaliningrad will not only be diplomatic but also practical. But Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte accused Russia of lying about the blockade, saying people could still travel between Russia and Kaliningrad and the blockade only affected 1% of goods.

Russia conducted an anti-ship missile exercise in the Baltic Sea last week amid escalating tensions with NATO member Lithuania after the latter country blocked the transit of some goods to the Baltic Sea. Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

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