Russia STRIKES Ukrainian military depot, destroying OVER 3,000 TONS of ammo – NaturalNews.com
Written by GRB on 30/09/2023
The Russian military has blasted a major Ukrainian ammunition stockpile in the Kherson Oblast, just north of Russian-occupied Crimea, destroying an estimated 3,000 tons of ammunition.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Sept. 26 that Russian forces launched a cruise missile strike at the ammunition depot located in the small town of Kyselivka, around 13 miles to the northwest of the regional capital of Kherson and around 15 miles from the Russian frontlines across the Dnieper River. (Related: FALSE FLAG ATTEMPT? Missile that struck and killed 15 in busy Ukrainian marketplace was actually launched by Ukrainian troops.)
“As a result of the strike and subsequent detonation, 12 hangars were destroyed, in which more than 3,000 tons of ammunition of various calibers were stored,” said the ministry.
Footage of the strike shared by the Russian Armed Forces shows the depot being obliterated by a massive secondary detonation, with burning debris being scattered in a large radius. Additional footage of the area around the depot a short time after its destruction shows multiple buildings at the site flattened by the explosion, with smoke still rising from the rubble.
The Kyselivka attack comes as Moscow ramps up its strikes against Ukraine’s forward military infrastructure. In recent weeks, Russian forces have focused their attention on Ukrainian ammunition stockpiles, hangars with Western-supplied military gear and other similar sites.
In the week prior to the Kyselivka strike, the Russian military reported destroying at least 12 major Ukrainian military logistics facilities, including stockpiles of Western-supplied cruise missiles and depleted uranium tank ammunition.
Russia also claims to have successfully targeted Ukrainian aircraft and armored vehicle repair facilities, oil refineries, other ammunition depots, training centers for Ukrainian saboteurs and housing for foreign mercenaries.
Kyiv refusing to confirm strike on ammo depot
Statements made by Ukrainian government officials and pro-Ukrainian media have refused to confirm that a Russian strike occurred on an ammo depot in Kyselivka.
Kherson Oblast Gov. Oleksandr Prokudin only said in a statement on Sept. 26 that Russia hit Kyselivka along with a strike in the village of Olhivka, both across the Dnieper from the Russian frontline.
Prokudin’s statement did not specify what kind of strike hit Kyselivka, but it is assumed to be artillery because he claimed that at dawn the next day Russian forces “fired at Kyselivka again” with shells.
Prokudin claimed that the initial attack on Kyselivka injured four people – two men, one 28 and 64; a 67-year-old woman who received minor injuries; and a fourth unidentified person. The second attack on Kyselivka injured one other person.
In his statement, Prokudin claims to have spoken with a girl in Kyselivka who described the early morning artillery strike as “very scary.”
“‘It was very scary, I could hear the windows and slate falling.’ This is how the Kherson girl describes the morning horrors she experienced,” said Prokudin.
“The enemy dropped a guided aerial bomb near her house. As a result of the impact, nearby houses were damaged,” he added. “There was also a fire in the administrative building of one of the enterprises. It was extinguished by firefighters who promptly arrived at the scene.”
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Watch this video from “Military Tube Today” which includes footage of the Kyselivka ammo depot exploding with over 3,000 tons of Ukrainian ammunition.
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