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Ukrainian strike on Russian-held town attributed to US-supplied missile

Several people reportedly killed in strike – possibly from Himars system – on ammunition store in Nova KakhovkaRussia-Ukraine war – latest updatesAt least seven people were reportedly killed by a Ukrainian missile strike on a large ammunition store in the town of Nova Kakhovka, in Russia-occupied Kherson, in a strike attributed to recently acquired US weapons.The
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/12/russia-ukraine-war-update-what-we-know-on-day-139-of-the-invasion

A number of recent strikes on ammunition warehouses and Russian command centres have been attributed to Himars.Russia has claimed to have killed a significant number of foreign mercenaries fighting in Ukraine in the last three weeks, including 23 from Great Britain. The death toll from a Russian missile attack on Chasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine rises to 34; Kyiv warns Russia will step up fight in DonbasSee all our Russia-Ukraine war coverageThe death toll from a Russian missile attack on a five-storey apartment building in the town of Chasiv Yar in eastern Ukraine has risen to at least 34. Zelenskiy accused Moscow of deliberately targeting civilians in the attack which destroyed three buildings in a residential quarter. least 12 people have been injured by shelling in Mykolaiv, according to regional governor Vitaly Kim.An official at the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic says that the appeals over the death sentences of Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Saaudun Brahim will be dealt with within a month. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, ordered the military to recover occupied areas around the Black Sea coast that are vital to the country’s economy, defence minister Oleksii Reznikov said. UK foreign secretary Liz Truss has said she “utterly condemns” the sentencing, stating “They are prisoners of war. This is a sham judgement with absolutely no legitimacy.”Ukraine plans to gather a “million-strong” fighting force equipped with western weapons to recapture its southern territory from Russia. The latest victim, a nine-year-old child, was retrieved from the wreckage on Monday evening, Ukraine’s state emergency services said.At Pro-Russia officials and some Ukrainian commentators were quick to suggest that the explosion was the result of a strike by Ukraine’s newly supplied US Himars missile system. Emergency crews worked to pull people from the rubble.
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jul/12/ukrainian-strike-on-russian-held-town-attributed-to-us-supplied-missile

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