Ukraine has managed to carry out a missile strike on a Russian military base about 40 miles inside Russian territory, giving the Moscow regime a taste of its own bitter medicine.
The bold move came against the backdrop of a US military report claiming the bloodthirsty Moscow dictator still hopes to be able to conquer Ukraine for his wannabe neo-Soviet Russian empire.
A Ukrainian government official posted online a list of heavy weaponry they need to pound Russian aggressors into the ground and toss them out of Ukrainian territory altogether.
Severely Mauled Ukraine Manages to Bite Back
A Russian military base located in Klintsy, a town about 40 miles away from the Russian-Ukrainian border, suffered a major explosion on Tuesday.
The explosion was blamed on a Ukrainian missile, largely because video footage shared on social media showed a presumable missile trail, visible in the sky above the Russian town.
Local channels on the Telegram messaging app later showed Russian helicopters and troops arriving to inspect a crater caused by the explosion, while the resulting fire reached a nearby apartment building in Klintsy.
Preliminary reports said the damage was from a Ukrainian Soviet-Era Tochka-U short-range missile system.
🧵#RUSSIA: A military base/munitions depot is on fire in Klintsy, #Bryansk – 50km from the border with #Ukraine. Multiple large explosions. Eyewitness stories vary – 1) Helicopter attack 2) Sound of attempted rocket launch from the location followed by explosions. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tdG6HLjP4E
— Igor Sushko (@igorsushko) June 14, 2022
A #Russian base of a military unit is on fire today in the #Bryansk region(#Russia). In the town of Klintsy(red circled) located near that base is no water & light.
According to non-official information, a good helicopter flew and dropped happiness on the #Russian military base. pic.twitter.com/13SyxAPvXD
— Proud Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@proudukraine) June 14, 2022
Reports of blast in Russian city of Klintsy. 50km from Ukraine borders. 4 injured, electricity out
— Pauls Alright (@BaldPaulis) June 14, 2022
After the explosion in the city of Klintsy (Bryansk region), a helicopter could be seen flying in the sky pic.twitter.com/57ikEJaHi7
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) June 14, 2022
This isn’t the first time Ukrainians have managed to strike Russian military infrastructure close to their border in order to hurt the war effort of the Putin regime.
Apart from that, a network of Ukrainian spies and saboteurs appears to have caused several dozens of damaging fires all over Russia in key military research, military-industrial, and chemical plant facilities.
Several days earlier, on Saturday, local social media channels said Ukrainian sabotage was targeting the military base at Russia’s Klintsy, with arson damaging Russian supply trucks.
Military base caught fire in Klintsy district of Bryansk region https://t.co/Jh77rFApl3 pic.twitter.com/dlu62QPC8g
— Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) June 11, 2022
#Russia: Today something happened at a military engineering vehicles park south of Klintsy, Bryansk Oblast (45 km from the Ukrainian border) – fire destroyed at least 8 vehicles, including MRS-BT armored vehicles maintenance and repair workshops and cargo trucks. pic.twitter.com/eQAXSiSx2Q
— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) June 11, 2022
Putin Still Harbors His Evil Designs on Ukraine
Also on Tuesday, a senior US defense official declared the Russian dictator still believes he can conquer much, if not most, of Ukraine.
Russians have been failing miserably. They were able to launch their snail-paced offensive in the Donbass region solely thanks to the sheer quantity of their antiquated Soviet-Era artillery pieces.
Speaking at the Center for New American Century, a think tank, Colin Kahl, US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, stated Putin still has designs for all of Ukraine, or at least very large portions of it, as cited by The Daily Mail.
Kahl did emphasize he doesn’t believe the Moscow tyrant would be able to achieve that as Russians don’t seem to have the capacity for it.
In another development, Mykhailo Podolyak, a top advisor of Ukraine’s brave President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, published on Twitter a list of heavy weaponry Ukrainians are asking of the United States and the rest of the West to completely defeat Russian aggressors.
The list includes 300 missile artillery systems (MLRS), 1,000 howitzers, 2,000 armored personnel carriers, 500 tanks, and 1,000 drones.
So far, the United States has supplied Ukraine with slightly 100 top-notch US-made howitzers. The US and the UK, together, have given Ukrainians only seven MLRS, while Poland has given Ukraine 260 Soviet-Era tanks.
Ratio 🇷🇺/🇺🇦 artillery in some areas: 10 to 1. Front line — more than 1000 km. Daily, I receive a message from the defenders: "We are holding on, just say: when to expect the weapons?". I address this question to the Rammstein participants. Brussels, we are waiting for a decision.
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) June 15, 2022
Being straightforward – to end the war we need heavy weapons parity:
1000 howitzers caliber 155 mm;
2000 armored vehicles;
Contact Group of Defense Ministers meeting is held in #Brussels on June 15. We are waiting for a decision.
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) June 13, 2022
⚡️These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of June 15, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/wsVZh3pL0N
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) June 15, 2022