As part of military assistance, the United States promised to transfer 20 such installations to Ukraine, at least 16 of them have already arrived in the country. The Russian Ministry of Defense had previously reported the destruction of HIMARS in Ukraine, the last time was on August 13 /img/5/14/756622067369145.jpg” alt=”The Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of the HIMARS MLRS in Ukraine” />
An American multiple launch rocket system was destroyed near the village of Konstantinovka in the north of the DPR (MLRS) HIMARS and up to 30 combat crew members, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.
“In the Konstantinovka area of the Donetsk People's Republic, a US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket launcher with an ammunition delivery vehicle was destroyed, as well as up to 30 combat crew man»,— said the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.
On August 2, the head of the Russian military department, Sergei Shoigu, said that since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, six HIMARS installations had been destroyed. The Pentagon did not confirm this information, indicating that the Ukrainian military continues to use each of the MLRS that the United States and allies supplied to them. On August 13, the Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of another installation.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
Since the beginning of summer, the United States has been supplying Ukraine with HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS). In total, the Pentagon promised to transfer 20 such installations to Ukraine, of which 16 have already arrived in the country. As noted in Washington, before that, Kyiv assured that it would not use the systems for strikes on Russian territory.
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At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine allowed the use of HIMARS against targets in Crimea (Ukraine considers Crimea an occupied territory; Russia, which the peninsula became part of after a referendum in 2014, has repeatedly said that it considers the issue of its ownership closed).
Advisor to the head of the office of the Ukrainian president, Mikhail Podolyak, said earlier that Kyiv would like to receive 50 HIMARS systems and this “completely changed the course [of hostilities]”. At the same time, he stated that it would cost “$200 million + ammunition.”
In the Kremlin, speaking about the transfer of American multiple launch rocket systems to Kyiv, they noted that this would not contribute to the resumption peace negotiations. According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the United States by such actions “purposefully and diligently add fuel to the fire.” and, “obviously, they really adhere to the line of fighting Russia to the last Ukrainian.”
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