Ukraine destroys Russian ammunition depot in Nova Kakhovka town in south

Russia-Ukraine War

Damaged buildings in Ukraine due to Russian shelling (File image)

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Kyiv: The Ukrainian Army on Tuesday claimed to have destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in southern Ukraine. A massive explosion was reported from the area. According to reports, an overnight rocket strike hit the depot in Russian-held Nova Kakhovka, which is around 55 kilometres east of the Black Sea port city of Kherson.
Notably, Kherson is under the control of Russian troops. Ukrainian forces used multiple-launch High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems or HIMARS supplied by the United States in the past one month.

However, Russian media denied Ukrainian Army’s claim. Russian news agency Tass said that a mineral fertilizer storage facility exploded in the area and a market, hospital and houses were damaged in the explosion.

Kyiv has reported now eight HIMARS and a truck-mounted missile launcher with high accuracy reported PTI. Notably, the US has promised to send four more HIMARS to Ukraine to fight Russian soldiers.

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Explosions were also reported in Luhansk city in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine. Notably, last week, Russian troops claimed to have taken complete control of Luhansk province in the area. Donbas comprises two separatist republics – Donetsk and Luhansk.

The fighting has now intensified in Donetsk. Rusia is eying to take full control of Donetsk to consolidate its position in the Donbas region. Since 2014, Russian-backed separatists controlled most parts of the Luhansk and Donetsk republics. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

In other parts of Ukraine also, 16 civilians were reportedly killed in the Russian shelling in the past 24 hours. At least 48 civilians were also injured in the shelling, reported The Associated Press. In Donetsk only, nine civilians were killed.