Ukrainian forces use HIMARS to strike Russian deployment points in Melitopol, killing 100 Russian soldiers

Valentina Romanenko – Monday, August 8, 2022, 07:11

On the night of August 7, Ukrainian armed forces attacked temporary deployment points of Russian troops at industrial facilities in Melitopol. [a city in southern Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia Oblast which has been occupied by Russia – ed.] Using HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System).

source: Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, var Telegram

Quote from Fedorov: “Last night, high-precision HIMARS rockets hit temporary deployment points of Russian occupying forces at industrial facilities in several districts of Melitopol, causing fire damage.

Initial reports indicate that to a large extent [Russian] Military equipment has been destroyed. More than 100 Russian soldiers who were spending the night in makeshift barracks [at those sites] Got tickets for Iosif Kobzon’s concert [i.e., were killed; Iosif Kobzon was a Russian singer who has become a symbol of an outdated Soviet aesthetic; he died in 2018 – ed.]; Their parents are already choosing the make and color of their Lada car [referring to an interview with a grieving mother and father who proudly bought a new Lada car with the “coffin money” given to them after their son was killed in Ukraine. The interview was broadcast on Russia-1 as part of a propaganda package on how the Kremlin helps families of dead soldiers – ed.].”

Details: Fedorov said the Russian military transferred a significant part of its air defense system from Melitopol to Kherson last week.

The mayor added that last night was the most productive for Ukrainian forces in the region; Russian air defense systems are no longer able to withstand Ukrainian HIMARS attacks.

He believes that this creates favorable ground for a successful counteroffensive on the Melitopol front.

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