This is the moment a huge fireball fills the sky as Ukrainian defenders reportedly blast a Russian ammo depot in a spectacular rocket blitz.
The strike reportedly took place in the easternmost Ukrainian region of Luhansk Oblast during the night of 10th to 11th April.
The Ukrainian military claimed troops of the 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade attacked the Russian ammunition depot and caused it to burn throughout the night.
The warehouse was reportedly full of equipment and munitions, all of which were lost following the strike.
The footage apparently shows a Ukrainian missile hitting the Russian ammo depot, quickly followed by two other strikes nearby.
Huge plumes of smoke fill the air as more missiles rain down in the nearby area.
As the smoke thins, the fire at the ammo depot is seen intensifying and Russian rockets apparently fly out of the blazing warehouse after igniting in the flames.
The 57th Motorized Brigade, which is a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, said this morning: “Day 47. On the night of April 10-11, in the region of Luhansk, the artillery of the 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade destroyed an enemy field ammunition depot.”
The Ukrainian brigade added: “Victory for us!”
The General Staff of the Armed Forces also said about the strike: “57 OMBR destroyed a Russian ammunition depot during the night. It burned until this morning.”
The 57th Motorized Brigade was formed in November 2014 in the city of Kropyvnytskyi, in Kirovohrad Oblast, in central Ukraine, and initially consisted of three volunteer defence battalions. By the summer of 2015, the brigade was deployed to fight in the war in the Donbas region.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 47th day of the invasion.
From 24th February to 11th April, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at 19,500 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 725 tanks, 1,923 armoured fighting vehicles, 347 artillery systems, 111 multiple launch rocket systems, 55 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 154 aircraft, 137 helicopters, 1,387 motor vehicles, seven boats/cutters, 76 fuel tanks, 119 unmanned aerial vehicles, 25 special equipment units and four mobile SRBM systems.
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Parts of Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts, the country’s two easternmost regions, have been under pro-Russian separatist occupation since 2014.