The Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two HIMARS installations in Kharkov
Posted On August 1, 2022
In July, the Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of four HIMARS MLRS, the department also regularly reported on the destruction of ammunition for these systems
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two launchers of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system in Ukraine at once. According to the agency, systems supplied from the United States were destroyed during the attack on Kharkov.
In addition, the Ministry of Defense added that a launcher of the Harpoon complex was destroyed in the Odessa region.
At the request of Roskomnadzor RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that from July 5 to July 20, four HIMARS installations were destroyed by high-precision ground and air-based weapons in Ukraine. According to the agency, two launchers were eliminated near the village of Malotaranovka, another HIMARS and a transport-loading vehicle were destroyed near Krasnoarmeysk. The fourth launcher, according to the Russian military, was hit on the eastern outskirts of Konstantinovka in the DPR.
Also, the Russian military department has repeatedly reported the destruction of ammunition for these missile systems. So, on July 24, the Ministry of Defense announced that the military destroyed a warehouse in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine with more than 100 missiles for the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket system. The blow was delivered near the village of Lyubimovka. Up to 120 soldiers who guarded the warehouse were killed, as well as “foreign mercenaries and technicians,” the department said.
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The Chairman of the Committee of Chiefs of Staff (JSC) of the US Armed Forces, General Mark Milley, announced on July 20 that 12 of the more than 20 promised HIMARS systems were transferred to Kyiv.
“As of today, we have transferred 12 HIMARS systems to Ukraine. This is part of more than 20 [installations] that the US and our allies have pledged to deliver. We have also trained 200 Ukrainians in the use of HIMARS, and training for many more continues,— he said.
On July 22, Washington announced that the new, 16th military aid package to Ukraine includes the delivery of four more HIMARS installations and ammunition for them. However, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan assured that the United States would not supply Ukraine with guided tactical ballistic missiles of the ATACMS series for HIMARS. Their firing range is 300 km.
On July 8, the Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two Harpoon missile systems delivered from the UK. “Sea-based high-precision weapons in the area of the settlement of Liman, Odessa region, destroyed two installations of the Harpoon coastal missile system delivered from the UK,” — Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, said then.
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