The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine published a pretty interesting report, that on the night of April 22-23, the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck at enemy positions near Novobakhmutka in the Donetsk Oblast.
"According to wounded occupiers: units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine used the latest models of MLRS provided by partner countries, which caused horror and panic among the personnel," – the statement said.
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Because of this one strike, more than 50 people were injured and were taken to hospitals, most of them are in critical condition. The number of KIA occupiers is being clarified, because bodies’ fragments were burnt in mobile crematoria.
A photo of the American M270 universal launcher accompanied the provided publication.
It is quite possible that the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine allowed itself to give the “inside” information regarding the arrival and applying of the M270 and M142 HIMARS launchers in Ukraine. US representatives have mentioned this weapon several times, and also it was on the list of necessary weaponry from Ukraine, which was said by Zelenskyy two weeks ago.
Defense Express notes that the M270 and M142 HIMARS are universal launchers. The only difference between them is the chassis and the size of the rocket pack, which in the M270 is twice as large. Both systems can fire unguided rockets at a distance of up to 45 km, high-precision M30 and M31 missiles at a range of up to 70 km, and most importantly ballistic tactical missiles at a distance of up to 300 km.
At the same time, the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine might have trolled the occupiers, meaning that such a devastating blow could have been conducted by the Ukrainian artillery system.
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