WATCH: Ukraine confirms destruction of Russian ammunition depot in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka

WATCH: Ukraine destroys Russian ammunition depot in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka. Image: @Flash43191300/ Twitter

VIDEOS circulating social media on Tuesday, June 14 show Ukraine’s Armed Forces destroying a Russian ammunition depot in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka.

UPDATE 7.10 am (June 15) – Ukraine has confirmed that the country’s armed forces did indeed destroy a Russian ammunition depot in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka, hours after videos began circulating on social media without any official confirmation.

The Ukrainian military destroyed the ammunition depot of Russians in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, said the adviser to the head of the OVA Serhiy Khlan: “Today at lunch, our Armed Forces very precisely and purposefully hit the ammunition depot and the centre for the repair of military equipment, which was in Nova Kakhovka in one of the industrial regions.

“It flew there very clearly. It detonated from lunch and here until late in the evening.”

The explosion at the ammunition facility in temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka comes less than a week after another Russian ammunition warehouse was destroyed in the Pologovsky district of Ukraine on Wednesday, June 8.

ORIGINAL 5 pm (June 14) – Videos from Nova Kakhovka, in Ukraine’s Kherson Oblast, which is temporarily occupied by Russian troops, allegedly show the moments a huge explosion blew up a Russian ammunition depot.

The explosion is reported to have occurred at around 4.15 pm local time and videos show giant clouds of thick black smoke pouring from the Russian ammunition facility.

According to local media reports, this is the third day in a row that explosions have rocked Nova Kakhova, which is located south of the river near Kherson, at the dam/crossing, deep in occupied territory,

If reports of the attack from Ukrainian forces are true then this would be the second confirmed attack on a Russian ammunition warehouse in Ukraine within the last week.

On Wednesday, June 8, the 44th Artillery Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces confirmed that they had successfully bombed a Russian ammunition warehouse in the Pologovsky district of Ukraine.

According to the brigade at the time, with the help of aerial reconnaissance by the 81st Airmobile Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces, the attack on the Russian ammunition warehouse was in direct retaliation following shelling from Russian troops on three settlements in the area.

The brigade said Wednesday, June 8: “Artillerymen of the 44th OAbr of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the support of aerial reconnaissance of the 81st brigade of the 5th BTGR, bombed the accumulation of enemy equipment and ammunition in the Pologovsky district.”

Hours before the explosion in Nova Kakhovka, a fire broke out at a paint and varnish plant in Odintsovo, located in the western suburbs of Moscow, Russia.

Reports and videos, confirmed by the Russian city’s surveillance service, showed a fire raging and thick black clouds billowing into the sky as the Odintsovo plant burns.

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