Russian media portals published a video of the destruction of the Ukrainian army’s Himars MRL system.
In a recent video published by Russian Anna news Video footage of a corrected drone strike on a Himars multiple launch rocket system, which was reportedly used to hit the Antonovsky Bridge in Kherson, was published by journalists from the Anna News news agency.
On video footage taken near the village of Stepove, Mykolaiv region, you can see how an unmanned aerial vehicle is adjusting the impact on the Himars MLRS launcher. The strike, apparently, was delivered using high-precision weapons, since the distance to the front line is about 70-75 kilometers, which does not allow the use of artillery.
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“As reported, the Russian armed forces managed to destroy the HIMARS MLRS launcher, which was used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine for shelling the Antonovsky bridge in Kherson. The video, presumably, captures the moment of the destruction of the installation near the settlement of Stepnoe, Mykolaiv region ,” the Telegram channel said news agency “Anna News”.
According to Russian media, this is the eighth Himars system destroyed over the past month and a half, but the official figures announced by the head of the Russian Ministry of Defense Sergei Shoigu are more modest – 6 units.
Experts, in turn, express doubts that we are talking about the Himars system, since for the entire time these installations have been used, it has been noted that the latter are moved in pairs or batteries in the amount of four units. Due to the low quality of the video, it is not possible to visually confirm the fact that we are talking about American weapons.
Earlier in July Russian Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of the HIMARS MLRS and the transport-loading vehicle of the Ukrainian army. The defeat was corrected with the help of UAVs.
According to the official statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense, the strike against enemy MLRS was carried out with high-precision ground-based weapons. The equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was hit in the area of the settlement of Krasnoarmeysk of the Donetsk People’s Republic. But all these claim were completely denied by Ukraine.