Ukrainian Marines blast Russian ammunition depots with Stugna-P missile system

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Ukrainian Marines identified a Russian target on the screen before launching a missile and seemingly destroying it.

The 36th Separate Marine Brigade, named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi, said it used the “Stugna-P” anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system to destroy Russian ammunition depots in the southern Ukraine region of Kherson region.

The 36th Separate Marine Brigade said on Tuesday: “While in the rear of the enemy, one military depot after another burst into flames.”

The 36th Separate Marine Brigade said Tuesday, July 12, 2022, that it used the “Stugna-P” anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system to destroy Russian ammunition depots in the southern Ukraine region of the oblast. from Cherson.
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“The Mykolaiv marines of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, named after Rear Admiral Mykhailo Bilynskyi, destroyed enemy ammunition in the fields of the Kherson region.

“And the Ukrainian ‘Stugna-P’ ATGM helps them do just that – a system that proves its effectiveness in the skilled hands of our marines.”

The brigade added: “We are confidently approaching Ukraine’s victory in the fight against the Russian invaders.”

Zenger News has contacted the 36th Separate Marine Brigade for further comment, as well as the Russian Defense Ministry, but has not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” Wednesday marks the 140th day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 13, Russia lost about 37,570 men, 1,649 tanks, 3,832 armored fighting vehicles, 839 artillery units, 247 multiple rocket launcher systems, 109 air defense systems, 217 warplanes. , 188 helicopters, 678 drones, 155 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,704 motor vehicles and tankers and 67 special equipment units.

Other developments in the Russian-Ukrainian war:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia “does not have the courage” to admit defeat. He also mocked Russia for apparently relying on aging weapons. He also said that the outcome of the war was certain, thanks to the unity of his people and the strength of the Ukrainian military forces.

Grain shipments via the Danube have increased, with the reopening of a canal. An increased number of foreign vessels are now able to reach Ukrainian ports to assist in the export of grain. Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yuriy Vaskov said the number of foreign ships had doubled. Ukraine has also reopened a disused port.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov hinted at plans to build a ‘million-man army’ equipped with NATO weapons to fight Russian troops, but those comments were given more consideration as a rallying cry rather than a concrete plan.

Reznikov said Western weapons should be delivered to Ukraine more quickly. He said that for every day they have to wait for the howitzers to arrive, they can lose up to 100 soldiers.

The US Treasury announced on Tuesday that it was sending an additional $1.7 billion in economic aid to Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to visit Iran next week for talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The meeting comes as the United States accuses Iran of preparing to supply Russia with hundreds of military drones for use in Ukraine.

Germany and the Czech Republic signed a joint declaration, pledging to overcome their dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy.

Putin signed a decree that facilitates the acquisition of Russian citizenship by Ukrainian citizens.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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