On August 13, the Russian Ministry of Defence claimed that another US-made HIMARS launcher and a warehouse with ammunition for it were destroyed in Eastern Ukraine. So far, the Russian military reported the destruction of 7 systems supplied by US to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The HIMARS launcher and a warehouse were destroyed by the Russian airstrikes in the area of the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic which is under control of the AFU.
In total, the Pentagon promised to transfer 20 HIMARS launchers to Kiev, of which 16 have already arrived in the country. As noted by Washington, Ukraine assured that it would not use the systems for strikes on Russian territory. At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of the country allowed their use for targets in Crimea.
The Russian Ministry of Defense also reported heavy losses by the AFU in Eastern Ukraine,
More than 70 servicemen of the 30th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were reportedly killed and more than three hundred wounded by strikes of Russian missiles in the area of the Gavrilovka railway station in the Kharkiv region. Traffic on this section of the railway was completely blocked.
Up to 170 nationalists and 12 units of military equipment were destroyed by high-precision strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the temporary deployment point of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade near the settlement of Perezdnoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Two companies of the 72nd mechanized brigade were completely destroyed by Allied forces in the area of Bakhmut.
As a result of strikes on the control points of the 66th mechanized Brigade and the armed formation Right Sector in the area of Starye Terni of the Donetsk People’s Republic, more than 100 nationalists and ten units of military equipment were destroyed.
The Russian Defence Ministry also reported that two Mi-24 helicopters of the Ukrainian Air Force were destroyed in the Domanevka area of the Mykolaiv region. Russian air defense means destroyed four Ukrainian UAVs in the areas of Tsentralnoye in the Mykolaiv region, Suligovka, Shestakovo and Dmitrovka in the Kharkiv region. Four HIMARS rockets were shot down in the air in the area of Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson region.
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