Equipped with HIMARS And Other Weapons, Ukraine Believes Can Destroy Russia Supply Line

Equipped with HIMARS And Other Weapons, Ukraine Believes Can Destroy Russia Supply Line
Ukrainian Armed Forces and 2 HIMARS in Kherson region, Ukraine

Kiev - The Ukrainian military says they now have the capability to strike all Russian supply lines in occupied territory. The spokeswoman for Ukraine's southern military command, Natalia Humeniuk, said almost all of the Russian troops' southern supply routes were under firing range. This means that Ukraine can attack them with long-range weapons at will.

Quoted by US News, Natalia Humeniuk said: "Our troops are in control of the situation in the south, although the enemy is trying to bring in reserves even though almost all of their transport and logistics arteries have been hit or are under our fire control.

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Ukraine says it has been able to hit dozens of Russian ammunition depots thanks to deliveries of long-range multi-launch missile systems from the West, such as the US-supplied HIMARS. Kiev hopes that by acquiring a new missile capable of striking Russian logistics far behind the front lines, it could turn the tide of the conflict in the coming weeks.

Ukraine's military also said its artillery hit a Russian ammunition depot near the main bridge in the south on Friday. The attack killed 11 Russian soldiers at a depot in the village of Vesele, about 130km down the wide Dnipro river from the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

There was no immediate comment from Russian authorities on reports of an attack in Kherson province, or the range of Ukrainian weapons. Reuters could not independently confirm the report.

The Vesele, which sits near the Kakhovskyi bridge, just meters from the massive dam - is a key crossing point that Ukraine has attacked to try to weaken Moscow's grip on the piece of land it occupies on the west bank of the Dnipro.

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Meanwhile satellite images released on Thursday showed the destruction of a Russian air base in Crimea, which was hit by a number of explosions last Tuesday in what appeared to be some form of attack.

However, Kiev has not claimed responsibility for the blast or explained how it was carried out. The base, on Crimea's southwest coast, is out of range of the advanced US rockets that Ukraine has deployed since last month, but is within range of a more powerful version that Kiev has requested from the West.

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