Ukraine attacks Novaya Kakhovka city using US-supplied systems

Ukraine attacks Novaya Kakhovka city using US-supplied systems
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12 July 2022
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Moscow, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) The Ukrainian Army attacked the city of Novaya Kakhovka, in the Kherson region, with US-made and -supplied M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers, leaving seven dead and nearly 60 civilians injured, as per an official report.

The attack caused an explosion in a warehouse where mineral fertilizers and saltpeter were kept, the head of the civil and military administration of the Kakhovka district, Vladimir Leontiev, told Russia’s TASS news agency.

He added that “a hospital, a market and residential buildings, as well as a warehouse with humanitarian aid” were also damaged.

Leontiev stated that the bombardment affected schools, kindergartens, hospitals and churches, and a plant that produced equipment for hydroelectric power plants.

The official stressed that hundreds of city residents were left under the rubble, and assuring that the number of victims could still increase.

“We still have to search through the rubble, the death toll will be in the dozens, not less,” he stressed.

Leontiev revealed that among the deceased is a disabled teenager who was on duty at the humanitarian aid depot.

He described the bombing as “a catastrophe” and a “crime against the population”, and even compared it to the explosion of huge amounts of ammonium nitrate that destroyed the port of Beirut on August 4th, 2020.

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