MOSCOW ($1=60.03 Russian Rubles) — The Ministry of Protection of the Russian Federation introduced that the workshops of the Iskra plant had been destroyed. It is a Ukrainian plant in Zaporizhzhia. In line with Russia, the US-supplied HIMARS missile programs had been serviced in these workshops.

Ukrainian plant Iskra serving HIMARS has been destroyed - Russia
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In line with the Russian ministry, the strikes had been carried out on Sunday versus Monday [September 18-19]. Precision missiles had been used, however the Russian ministry didn’t say which of them. It’s not clear from the assertion of the Ministry of Protection whether or not there have been HIMARS within the workshops through the missile assault. It’s also unclear whether or not the Ukrainians proceed to make use of the HIMARS service facility or have used it earlier than.

The Russian Protection Ministry additionally claimed that at the very least 70 “navy and 4 items of armored autos” had been destroyed. They had been within the stock of the Ukrainian battalion “Karputska Setch”. 14 drones had been additionally destroyed [they did not say what model], two Level-U missiles had been intercepted, and 24 missiles fired by HIMARS and Alder even have been intercepted. “Two American HARM anti-radar missiles had been destroyed close to Nova Kakhovka, Kherson area,” the ministry stated.

2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 21 February 2022, the Russian authorities claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border. Moscow additionally claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian troopers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being concerned in each incidents and referred to as them a false flag.

Ukrainian plant Iskra serving HIMARS has been destroyed - Russia
Photograph credit score: MoD Russia

On the identical day, the Russian authorities formally acknowledged the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as impartial states. In line with Putin not solely of their de-facto managed areas, however the Ukrainian Oblasts as a complete. Putin ordered Russian troops, together with tanks, to enter the areas.

On 24 February 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces beforehand concentrated alongside the border. The invasion adopted by focused airstrikes of navy buildings within the nation. The invasion adopted additionally by focused tanks coming into by way of Belarus border.

Russia has to date not acknowledged the invasion of Ukraine as a “warfare”, though that’s precisely what it’s, claiming that it’s a “particular navy operation”. In line with the UN, during which Russia has its everlasting illustration, for navy motion to be outlined as a “particular navy operation”, it will need to have a decision issued by the UN. There isn’t any such decision, which robotically defines the navy actions of the Russians as an invasion and warfare towards the residents of Ukraine.

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