MOSCOW – Several Western-supplied Ukrainian cruise missiles and depleted uranium have been destroyed in a series of attacks. This is the claim of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Since last Sunday, Russian forces launched 12 group attacks against various targets in Ukraine.
Targets included Ukrainian aircraft and armored vehicle repair facilities, oil refineries, foreign-made ammunition and weapons depots, training centers for Ukrainian saboteurs, and accommodation occupied by foreign mercenaries.
High-precision, long-range land-based and air-based missiles and drones were deployed during the attack.
“As a result of the attack, significant damage was caused to the logistics system of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, operating in the Kherson and Zaporozhye directions,” the Russian Defense Ministry claimed, reported by RT.
“Part of the depleted stockpile of cruise missiles and uranium shells” given to Kiev by Western backers had been destroyed, he said. Several foreign-made rocket launchers and air defense systems were also hit.
Ukraine received air-launched Storm Shadow/SCALP-Eg long-range cruise missiles from the UK and France earlier this year. These munitions have been used by Kiev to attack Russian targets, including those in Crimea.
According to Sky News, Storm Shadows were deployed in Ukraine’s attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the city of Sevastopol. Russia’s Defense Ministry said five incoming missiles had been brought down by air defense systems, but the resulting debris damaged buildings and caused fires. One soldier was reported missing after the attack.
Britain has been supplying depleted uranium shells to Ukraine since March. The controversial ammunition was intended for use by Challenger 2 tanks that London donated to Kiev. The US announced that its Abrams M1 tanks, which President Joe Biden said would begin arriving in Ukraine “next week,” would also be armed with depleted uranium shells.