Ukrainian Special Forces Hit Russian MLRS And Destroy Ammo Truck

These images show Ukrainian special forces hitting a Russian multiple-launch rocket system and damaging it, while also destroying an ammunition truck.

The footage shows the Russian war machines being damaged and destroyed by Ukrainian ordnance in large explosions.

The images were obtained from the Command of the Special Operations Forces (SSO) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Friday, 17th November, along with a statement saying: “The SSO fired artillery and hit a Russian ‘Ural’ with Iranian shells with FPV drones.

“During aerial reconnaissance in the Southern direction, SSO operators discovered camouflaged enemy equipment.

“The crew of the BpAK promptly adjusted the artillery fire of the units of the Defence Forces on the targets and also used their own FPV drones for strikes.

“As a result of the operation, a Ural-4320 truck with ammunition for a BM-21 ‘Grad’ anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed (according to intelligence – 55 Iranian-made missiles) and a BM-21 ‘Grad’ anti-aircraft missile system was damaged. Let’s move forward!”

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February 2022 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 632nd day of the full-scale war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between 24th February 2022 and 17th November 2023, Russia had lost about 316,760 personnel, 5,415 tanks, 10,132 armoured combat vehicles, 7,712 artillery units, 895 multiple launch rocket systems, 585 air defence systems, 323 warplanes, 324 helicopters, 5,709 drones, 1,563 cruise missiles, 22 warships, 1 submarine, 10,077 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 1,086 units of special equipment.

Ukrainian Forces hit a Russian Ural with Iranian shells using FPV drones in Southern Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was relayed by the 14th separate mechanized brigade on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. (@usofcom/Newsflash)

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

David Cameron, the new British Foreign Secretary, has visited Kyiv and met with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, vowing to maintain military support for the country.

The visit came as Zelensky told reporters that the flow of vital artillery ammunition from Ukraine’s Western allies had decreased since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war last month.

Zelensky, reportedly referring to 155mm shells, said that “our deliveries decreased”.

Karen, a former Prime Minister, also visited the southern port city of Odesa.

During a meeting with Zelensky, Cameron said: “We will continue to give you the moral support, diplomatic support, the economic support, but above all, the military support, that you need not just this year, and next year, but for however long it takes.”

Zelensky told reporters that forces are likely stockpiling missile strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure over the winter.

Ukrainian Forces hit a Russian Ural with Iranian shells using FPV drones in Southern Ukraine in undated footage. The footage was relayed by the 14th separate mechanized brigade on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. (@usofcom/Newsflash)

Zelensky said: “My estimation is that they are accumulating [missiles], but that they don’t have many more missiles compared to what they previously had.”

Countries that are geographically close to Russia including Poland, Germany and Finland, exploring deals to build American weapons in Europe.

Northrop Grumman is reportedly exploring producing 120mm tank ammunition in Poland.

The European Commission has proposed a 12th round of sanctions against Russia, including restrictions on a number of individuals close to former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and current Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Turkey’s parliament has opened a debate on Sweden’s NATO membership bid.

Charles de Gaulle’s pro-Kremlin grandson Pierre de Gaulle has said that he wants Russian citizenship, saying Russia offers “great possibilities”.

He told a journalist at the Saint Petersburg Cultural Forum: “It would be an honour for me to acquire Russian citizenship.”


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