The Ukrainian army is said to have used HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to attack a position of soldiers of the Russian private Wagner military company.
A video posted by Ukrainian soldiers on social media on January 13 shows that the Ukrainian army used the US-aided “fire god” HIMARS to attack a position of the forces of the military company Wagner privatization of Russia.
In the video above, about 20 Wagner soldiers were tracked as they were moving towards a base in the city of Soledar, eastern Ukraine. Immediately after this group of soldiers returned to their stronghold, a blue building in Soledar, Ukraine’s HIMARS multiple rocket launchers opened fire. Following the HIMARS salvo, a large explosion occurred in the upper building, sending smoke and flames into the air. According to some sources, the entire group of soldiers of the private military company Wagner was killed.
On the same day, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced that they had eliminated from the battle 740 soldiers, 4 tanks, 8 armored vehicles, 4 howitzers, a plane and 7 military vehicles of Ukraine. Russia within 24 hours.
The Russian Defense Ministry has not yet commented on the information.
Recently, the combat forces of the private military company Wagner have actively supported the Russian army in the operation to control the stronghold of Soledar in eastern Ukraine. On January 12, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov announced that the Russian army had taken control of the city of Soledar on the evening of the same day.