Russia says Western-supplied ammunition destroyed in Ukraine

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Russia says Western-supplied ammunition destroyed in Ukraine

A depot for Western-supplied ammunition has been destroyed in Ukraine, Russia s Defense Ministry claimed.

The Russian military has taken out a depot in southern Ukraine that holds NATO-supplied ammunition, the Defense Ministry claimed on Sunday.

The ministry said that Russian forces have eliminated five other ammo depots in the Voznesensk area of Nikolaev region, which had 45,000 tons of ammunition recently supplied by NATO countries to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Meanwhile, the Russian army attacked units of Ukraine's 72nd mechanized brigade at an agricultural facility in the Donetsk People's Republic city of Artemovsk, wiping out up to 130 soldiers and eight transport and armored vehicles, the ministry spokesman said.

Moscow's forces, the ministry continued, also used high-precision air-based missiles to attack a Howitzer battery of Ukraine's 95th Air Assault Brigade in the village of Dzerzhinsk in the DPR. According to the statement, the strike killed up to 70 service members, destroyed three 2 S 1 Gvozdika self-propelled guns and four vehicles.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky is taking measures to make up for the shortage of military personnel in Donbass, because of the high losses. Kiev decided to send mobilized Ukrainian citizens from a training center, as well as wounded service members who did not have enough time to recover, according to the statement.

On Tuesday, Zelensky said that the fighting in Donbass was hell, claiming that Kiev's military remained heavily outgunned and even outnumbered by Russia. He appealed to the US and its allies for more weapons, including the HIMARS rocket launchers.

Moscow has warned the West not to send weapons to Kiev, saying it only prolongs the conflict, increases the number of casualties, and will result in long-term consequences.