Ukraine says it has destroyed 50 ammunition depots using HIMARS in war with Russia

Ukraine Says It Has Destroyed 50 Ammunition Depots Using Himars In War With Russia
A boy walks in a kitchen-garden past remains of a Russian battle tank, destroyed during battles this spring, in the village of Velyka Dymerka, northeast of Kyiv. Photo: Getty Images
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Ukrainian forces have destroyed 50 Russian ammunition depots using US-supplied HIMARS rocket systems in the war with Russia, Ukrainian defence minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on Monday.

"This cuts their (Russian) logistical chains and takes away their ability to conduct active fighting and cover our armed forces with heavy shelling," he said in televised comments.


Reuters could not independently verify Reznikov's remarks about the use of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS). Russia did not immediately comment.

Meanwhile, Russia’s top diplomat has said Moscow’s overarching goal is to topple the government of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy as Russian artillery barrages and air strikes continue to pummel cities across Ukraine.

The remark from Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov comes amid Ukraine’s efforts to resume grain exports from its Black Sea ports, something that would help ease global food shortages, under a new deal tested by a Russian strike on Odesa over the weekend.

Speaking to envoys at an Arab League summit in Cairo on Sunday, Mr Lavrov said Moscow is determined to help Ukrainians “liberate themselves from the burden of this absolutely unacceptable regime”.

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