According to the Russian military, Ukraine has once again destroyed Western military technology. In the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov, two launchers for US Himars missiles were hit at a factory site, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Monday. Not far from the Black Sea metropolis of Odessa, Russian troops destroyed a facility for Harpoon anti-ship missiles, supplied by the United States.
Reports could not be independently verified. Experts point out that Himar rocket launchers are difficult to detect and destroy. Ukrainian authorities announced on Sunday that two Russian missiles had been fired from the Crimean peninsula, which is annexed by the Odesa region. However, according to his account, the projectiles hit a quarry.
Western military aid, which has in some cases succeeded in prompting Ukraine to launch counterattacks, is a thorn in Russia’s side. Moscow has repeatedly allegedly destroyed these weapons to justify attacks on its neighbour.
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