Ukrainian forces fire rockets with US-supplied HIMARS launchers

Caution - Russia Ukraine Conflict

This item is about Russia or Ukraine, countries which are involved in an unfolding armed conflict. Be aware that propaganda may be involved in this video news item. Browse news from other sources about Russia (here) and Ukraine (here) to gain a wider perspective. The Global Herald is attempting to remove any advertisements from this content. Please accept our apologies if you are shown an ad next to conflict news - please leave a comment if you see ads in this page.

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Ukrainian forces fire rockets with US-supplied HIMARS launchers” – below is their description.

On Monday the Ukrainian ministry of defence released footage of a rocket launcher firing from the middle of a highway somewhere in Zaporizhia region, the rockets arching high into what looked like an early evening sky.

They did not say what they were firing at. But the same day, a massive strike was reported on the airbase at the occupied city of Melitopol – about 50 miles south of the Zaporizhia region frontline. It was the latest in a series of deep precision strikes by Western weapons that Kyiv hopes could turn the tide of the war. The United States has promised Ukraine eight M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems – HIMARS. At least four, including the one seen firing from Zaporizhia on Monday, arrived in the last week of June. The remainder are meant to arrive before the end of this month. It is a small number, but the HIMARS outrange and are more accurate than anything either the Ukrainians or the Russians use. Kyiv hopes that could help erode Russia’s most feared battlefield advantage. Russia is currently firing an estimated 20,000 artillery rounds a day compared to Ukraine’s 6,000 rounds, according to Ukrainian officials cited in a recent report by the Royal United Services Institute.

Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now:

Get the latest headlines: and are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

#ukraine #russia #zaporizhia #melitopol #donetsk

The Telegraph YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - The Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, known online as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier.

Recent from The Telegraph:

Vaughany & Tuffers Cricket Club: | Harmer talks ENG v SA, rocky start for The Hundred| Podcast

Joe Biden struggles to get his jacket on before dropping his sunglasses

The mood in the EU & US military aid| Ukraine: The Latest | Podcast

In This Story: Russia

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the south.

Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.

The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

3 Recent Items: Russia

Ukrainians make music, not war with “cleanup raves” amid Russia’s war

Global National: Aug. 9, 2022 | RCMP search for kids thought to be in company of sex offender in US

Russia Refuses To Allow Inspectors Into Nuclear Plant After Multiple Explosions

In This Story: Ukraine

Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks.

2 Recent Items: Ukraine

Beneficiaries of war: The Military-industrial factor

Ukrainians make music, not war with “cleanup raves” amid Russia’s war

In This Story: United States

The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

4 Recent Items: United States

The Business of War: American Leadership or Hegemony

Former Trump adviser calls FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago estate ‘egregious’

The mood in the EU & US military aid| Ukraine: The Latest | Podcast

China vs United States: Is Taiwan about to a warzone? | How Did We Get Here

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.