Russian rockets reportedly destroyed building with humanitarian supplies

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Footage shows the blinding explosions caused when two Russian rockets slammed into a building believed to be full of humanitarian supplies in besieged Mykolaiv.

Zenger News obtained nighttime footage from Vitaliy Kim, the governor of Ukraine’s Mykolaiv Oblast, on Thursday.

“And this is strike time,” Kim said.

“Yes, at 3 a.m. the Russian occupiers hit one of our humanitarian headquarters with two rockets.

“Thousands of tons of products for children, the elderly and those in need of assistance have been completely burned.”

Footage obtained from Vitaliy Kim, the governor of Ukraine’s Mykolaiv Oblast, shows two Russian rockets hitting a building believed to be full of humanitarian supplies in the besieged city.
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The footage clearly shows the two rockets crashing to the ground and causing massive explosions.

Kim became a popular figure throughout Ukraine after the invasion began due to his wit and mockery of the Russian military.

His office in Mykolaiv was hit by a Russian missile in an airstrike on March 29 that killed at least 37 people.

The provincial capital remains in Ukrainian hands but is close to the front line.

Zenger News has contacted the governor of Mykolaiv for further comment, as well as the Russian Defense Ministry, but had not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” Friday marks the 149th day of the invasion.

In its latest report on Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry put Ukrainian losses at “260 aircraft and 144 helicopters, 1,577 unmanned aerial vehicles, 356 air defense missile systems, 4,135 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 762 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,174 pieces of field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 4,413 units of special military equipment.”

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 22, Russia lost about 39,000 men, 1,704 tanks, 3,920 armored fighting vehicles, 863 artillery units, 251 multiple rocket launcher systems, 113 air defense systems, 221 combat aircraft. , 188 helicopters, 713 drones, 167 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,781 motor vehicles and tankers and 72 special equipment units.

Other developments in the Russian-Ukrainian war:

MI6 chief Richard Moore said on Thursday the Russian military was likely to begin an operational pause in Ukraine in the coming weeks, giving Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces an opportunity to retaliate.

But British intelligence also said Russian forces appeared to be closing in on the Vuhlehirska coal-fired power plant in Svitlodarsk, Donetsk Oblast, as part of Moscow’s efforts to seize critical infrastructure and take more Ukrainian territory.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported on Thursday that Russia had bombed one of the most densely populated areas of Ukraine’s second-largest city, with the provincial prosecutor’s office reporting three dead and 23 injured in the strikes .

CIA Director William Burns said Wednesday that Washington so far estimates about 15,000 Russian military deaths in Ukraine, in addition to some 45,000 wounded, with corresponding Ukrainian figures also significant.

Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will sign an agreement on Friday to resume the export of grain from Ukrainian Black Sea ports, according to the office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Meanwhile, an EU proposal that member states would cut their gas consumption by 15% in anticipation of possible supply cuts from Russia has met resistance from some governments, casting doubt on the approval of the emergency plan.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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