Russian troops fire a flurry of rockets at Ukrainian targets overnight


The video shows the moment Russian soldiers allegedly fired a barrage of rockets at Ukrainian targets at night.

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the unit used the Hurricane Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) to attack Ukrainian positions.

The Department of Defense shared footage Thursday of troops preparing rocket launch systems and firing rockets into the night sky.

The Russian Defense Ministry shared footage Thursday of troops preparing rocket launch systems and firing rockets into the night sky.
Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger

According to the Russian army, reconnaissance teams communicated the coordinates of Ukrainian strongholds to gunners to launch a barrage of rockets.

The Ministry of Defense said: “After receiving the coordinates of the targets from the unmanned aircraft military personnel and intelligence data, the crews of the 220 mm Uragan multiple launch rocket systems of the Western Military District attacked the positions enemies identified.

Zenger News has contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment, but has not received a response at the time of writing.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” June 9 marks the 106th day of the campaign.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 9, Russia lost 31,700 men, 1,398 tanks, 3,438 armored fighting vehicles, 711 artillery units, 213 lances -multiple rockets, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 212 aircraft, 178 helicopters, 2,421 motor vehicles and tankers, 13 ships and boats, 562 drones, 53 special equipment units and 125 cruise missiles.

More than 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers captured in Mariupol have been transferred to Russia, according to Russian media.

Satellite imagery showed extensive damage in the key city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting continues.

The Ukrainian military said Ukrainian positions came under “intense fire” around Avdiivka, Novopavlivska and Zaporizhzhia.

He added that siege operations were underway around Sloviansk and that Russia had also stepped up its use of aircraft around Bakhmut.

UK and US send long-range missile systems to Ukraine despite warnings from Russian President Vladimir Putin that more attacks can be expected in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons .

Russian missiles hit Kyiv on Sunday in the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian attacks on the towns of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk had turned them into “ghost towns”. But he added that Ukrainian forces could still hold Severodonetsk despite being outnumbered.

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia walked out of a Security Council meeting this week after his country was accused by European Council President Charles Michel of triggering a global food crisis.

The European Parliament adopted a resolution recommending that the European Union grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership. 438 Members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, with 65 votes against and 94 abstentions.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.


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