Ukrainian forces have destroyed a second Russian ammunition warehouse in the city of Nova Kakhovka using American HIMARS multiple rocket launcher vehicles.
The footage, filmed at night, shows one explosion after the other as the warehouse goes up in flames. The images were obtained from the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Thursday, 14th July.
Nova Kakhovka is a city in the Kherson Oblast region, in southern Ukraine. The Russian military has occupied much of the Kherson Oblast region since 2nd March, when the regional capital city Kherson fell to the invading forces.
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 141st day of the invasion.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February and 14th July, Russia had lost about 37,870 personnel, 1,667 tanks, 3,852 armoured combat vehicles, 840 artillery units, 247 multiple launch rocket systems, 109 air defence systems, 219 warplanes, 188 helicopters, 681 drones, 155 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,720 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 67 units of special equipment.
Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and the United Nations have concluded a deal to resume exporting Ukrainian grain, with a monitoring and coordination centre being set up in Istanbul.
A traffic jam made up of more than 130 cargo ships that are loaded with Ukrainian grain is waiting in the Black Sea to pass into the Danube River.
Grain shipments via the River Danube have increased, with a canal being reopened. An increased number of foreign ships are now able to reach Ukrainian ports to help export grain.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has ruled out giving any territory to Russia as part of any ceasefire deal.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia has forcibly removed nearly 2 million people from the country. US secretary of state Antony Blinken called for an immediate halt to Russian deportations of Ukrainian citizens.
The UK Ministry of Defence has said that “the urban areas of Slovyansk and Kramatorsk likely remain the principal objectives” of the Russian forces in eastern Ukraine.
Lithuania’s foreign ministry has said that it will allow sanctioned Russian goods to transit through its territory on their way to Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave.