On the night of May 18, Russian forces launched another massive attack on Ukrainian military facilities across the country. It was largely rated as one of the most massive recent attacks.
At night, air alert sounded in all regions of Ukraine. The main areas of the strikes were the southern and central regions of the country, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are accumulating military reserves for their further transfer to the front lines. Throughout the night, Russian missiles, kamikaze UAVs and guided bombs have been targeting the Ukrainian military.
There were two wave of massive strikes. In the late evening, explosions thundered in the areas of concentration of military personnel and equipment in the Kherson, Zaporozhye, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Kirovograd, Ternoopil and Cherkasy regions, as well as in Odessa, Kharkiv and Kramatorsk. In the early morning, Russian Kalibr missiles struck their targets in the Khmelnitsky, Zhytomyr and Kiev regions.
According to some approximate estimations, in total, up to 50 cruise missiles of various types and UAVs targeted Ukraine.
The local authorities confirmed that Russian forces hit their targets in the Odessa region. Damage to a local industrial facility was confirmed. The local residents reported that more than ten explosions thundered in the city if Odessa and in the region.
One of the first strikes in the region hit Ukrainian military facilities near the village of Krasnoselka located on the north-eastern outskirts of the city of Odessa. A military base used for the training of foreign mercenaries was reportedly located there.
Soon, military facilities in different districts of the city of Odessa were destroyed. According to preliminary reports, the Centrolit plant located on the city outskirts, where military equipment supplied by the West was probably hidden, was hit by Russian missiles. The AFU are often using industrial facilities to store the most expensive NATO equipment.
On the eastern outskirts, Ukrainian warehouses in the village of Kotovsky were destroyed. According to unconfirmed reports, another target was the notorious Shkolny airfield.
In addition, Ukrainian military facilities near the villages of Tairovo (located on the western outskirts of Odessa) and Kholodnaya Balka (located on the northern outskirts of the city) were destroyed.
More targets were hit in the area of Zatoka, where a strategically important railway bridge, as well as various fuel and ammunition depots were likely struck.
Western equipment is being supplied through the Odessa region, and there are a lot of hidden military warehouses.
Russian strikes destroyed more Ukrainian military facilities along the so-called “Polish” supply line of the AFU, including in the Vinnytsia, Khmelnitsky and Ternopil regions, where Ukrainian forces are transferring foreign military supplies. Russian forces continue to destroy warehouses with ammunition and NATO weapons accumulated for the offensive.
The authorities of the Khmelnytskyi region reported explosions at the infrastructure facility. According to the regional military administration, the facility was damaged.
“There was a series of explosions. The air defense forces were working. In addition, unfortunately, there is a strike at the infrastructure of the Khmelnitsky district. There are no casualties. Information about the destruction is being clarified,” the regional administration reported.
More Russian strikes targeted the Kirovograd region, where at least eight explosions were reported. the capital of the region is the city of Kropivnistky where the headquarters of the 3rd separate Special Purpose Regiment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, subordinate to the 4th GUR service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, are located.
The Ukrainian capital also was targeted by Russian forces. The mayor of Kiev confirmed damage in the city. According to him, emergency services went to the scenes of the incidents. There are no casualties.
“Several explosions in the capital. In Darnitsky and Dneprovsky districts,” he wrote in his Telegram channel. – A fire in a garage cooperative as a result of falling wreckage in the Darnitsky district. In the same area, wreckage fell in several other places. Previously, there was an explosion also in the Desnyansky district.”
Kiev continues to hide its losses, lying that the Ukrainian air defence is intercepting all Russian UAVs and missiles, which is not possible. Kiev is still hiding the truth about the destruction of the UAS-made Patriot system on May 16. Ukrainian officials attempt to whitewash themselves, now claiming that they allegedly missed only one Russian missile that day, and the Patriot system was not destroyed but was only slightly damaged. In its turn, the Russian Ministry of Defence clarified the details of the incident. In fact, “on May 16, 2023, as a result of a powerful missile strike carried out with the help of a hypersonic Kinzhal missile, 5 launchers and a multifunctional Patriot air defense radar station of American production were hit and destroyed in Kiev.”
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my comment is gone that quick, damn bitch ass ukranazi trolls.
was du heute kannst besorgen, das verschiebe nicht ….
patriots symbolize western technology so they will always survive in western media while not on the battlefield. nazis must not be allowed to concentrate their equipment on the front.
the russians are doing what they did in syria hitting ammunition, fuel dumps and logistics. in syria the terrorists could not mount an offensive once their supplies were destroyed and the syrian army went in the offensive. with ukraine air defence in critical condition russia can now focus on destroying ukraines resources.
this whole thing needs to stop. too many civilians are dying. the us will not keep supplying weapons, just like europe, they are going down the drain. russia can produce as many as they fire.
the performance of the ukrops is declining : they said that they had failed to intercept a missile, while usually, they say they destroy more targets than what the russians launched.
the ukrobots on this site are making up for it by downvoting. guess that’s the only way they figure they can overwhelm anything.
hey, nafo fools – what is it, coffee break time? get busy and down vote this guy.
if they ever ‘patch up’ that patriot, the next missile ‘swarm’ will start with 10 old soviet-era unarmed cruise missile duds to force 64 interceptors to launch this time, then send 4 kinzhals to home in on the the signal and boom boom.
a billion here, a billion there day after day and the us debt load at just short of 150% of gdp.
zelensky better get a bigger begging bowl and catch the next flight to riyadh. oops, forgot. no can do. no longer taking orders from the biden politburo.
haha – the nafo twerps have rigged the down vote so it registers more than one. i just down voted you for practice and it jumped from 13 to 27. only way they can win, i guess.
it’s almost funny how ukronazi and western propaganda is telling it’s citizens that they are winning meanwhile everyone can see them being blasted to bits!
it is criminal.
i love it. putin is teaching those filthy, treasonous, israel-first, aipac neocon warmonger slaves in the government, in the intel and in the military a lesson they will never forget. russia will win in ukraine like it won in syria. viva putin. viva bashar hafez al-assad.
russia’s oil export revenues fell by as much as 43 percent in march compared to the same time last year.
oil prices have fallen over 12 months so its no surprise
last winter russia had to sell oil 35 dollars per barrel cheaper than that of normal ural blend price. instead of getting 80 $ they got just 45 $. russian budget is 50% based on oil and gas price. this is huge loss to russian regime and putin.
oh my, i’m simply mortified. i can hear their wailing at their meteoric demise from here.
hang onto those dreams. you might be able to sell them as performance art in the meta universe down the road.
how atlantist clowns can ever see the trade volume on oil, gas and so on… since they have cut their best spy system, swift, and self-destroyed their idol dollar ? more stupid and degenerate, is it possible to survive ?
how many limp dick nafo fools did it take to upvote you? lol
price of electricity gone down sharply in europe. in finland just 40 €/mwh during last 30 days. during last two weeks just 15 €/mwh. generally prices gone down over 60% compared may 2022. europe is winning energy war. russia lost it. 👍
who cares what finns and europeans pay for electricity? they’re irrelevant and vassals of the brits who are vassals of the yanks it’s those clowns in london that force brits to pay ten times what the finns pay.
right. that’s why germany’s economy is contracting. thanks for playing, urinal-puck-sucker.
russian imports of coal and oil were also hit by a raft of european sanctions as eu consumers stopped taking coal and seaborne oil in the second half of 2022. this meant that russia’s share in eu imports of coal and oil dropped to less than 15% in 2022, compared to over 45% for coal and 25% for oil the previous year, according to the latest eurostat figures.
if another video clip surfaces, then two missiles were not intercepted. wonderful.
nato, gets ready for more weapons and money for the neo-nazis….
great. russia gets to de-nazify ukraine and de-weaponize nato all in one shot. two birds with one stone.
all kinzhals shot down – 6/6. all kalibres shot down. all kamikazes shot down. then how was the patriot slightly damaged? may be china covertly fired a missile at the patriot.
most certainly a jar of pickles thrown by an exasperated trans or female patriot, who fell back too soon. because what could be better than a jar of pickles, as mother zelensky says, to shoot down drones?
ukrops probably put one of the interceptors down the tube upside down.
love the smell of grilled nazi$ early mornin’ hell ya. z
you smell that… ! smell like victory, boy ! one day, this war will end…
remember the people burnt to death in the trade union house in odessa,they were faithful to russia,are there any of them still alive one cant say is it possible
they were faithful to a federalized ukraine. that’s all they wanted, their god-given right to have their votes counted and not to be ethnically cleansed.
usa, germany, russia, canada, spain for starters – all federations. what’s your problem, ukrainians?
i’ll tell you what their problem is. they’re evil.
this a better strategic ops.
the usa has a economic recession, but no brake on military aid to their puppet state crets.
homo erotic nazi filth can’t even die like normal people, they must drag the whole world down with them. soon the world will forget that there was a country called borderland.
the sooner, the better. let them drag nato down with them. it’ll be karma.
why russian war industry doesn´t produce 500 kalibr missiles per day in car factories? why russian war industry doesn´t produce 500 geran drones in motorbike factory per day ?? why?????
tiens les adorateurs de yankees sont lâchés aujourd’hui
ukraine false news have it that 29 of 30 missiles were shot down by them.
¡¡oh yeah!! baby
from the point of view of nazi-fascist ukraine official news, all missiles were intercepted the very small damage came from debris of the missiles. incredible ! but northamerican people belive this garbage of news.