Swarm of drones wiped off the map an ammunition depot – Planet Labs
In the past 24 hours, a video of a terrifying explosion has been circulating on the web. It is said to be an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine [AFU].
As of now, BulgarianMilitary.com can confirm that the explosion is real. It happened west of the Ukrainian city of Khmelnytskyi, according to the accounts on the network spreading the video. Proof of this is the latest satellite images provided by Planet Labs.
The photos clearly show the huge crater caused by the explosion. The video also shows the secondary explosion playing out. According to experts, he was not single. I.e. there is a series of secondary explosions. Photos from Planet Labs show obliteration from the map at the site.
The War Zone suggests that the attack was carried out by a swarm of Russian military drones. Planet Labs took the satellite image on May 14 in the early morning. The explosion was quite large. The video, which was recorded from a distance, shows the size of the explosion, but not the result.
However, pictures from Planet Labs show a large-scale destructive explosion. It is clear from the photos that at least half a mile of the protected storage area is missing. There are reports of injuries and damage to neighboring buildings that are near the munitions depot that was attacked. Their destruction was caused by the shock wave.
What was stored in this warehouse?
Other photos distributed on the network show the work of the Ukrainians in extinguishing the fire. The use of robots for this purpose is very impressive. It is their presence that raises some questions in us. What exactly was in that warehouse? Why do robots put out fires? Does it mean that Ukraine has received another type of weapon that has not been mentioned in the media or official government announcements so far?
According to some analysts, the off-map warehouse also stored old World War II ammunition. They may have been Soviet-era ammunition as well. But others suggest that a part of the newly donated ammunition to Ukraine from Western suppliers was stored in the destroyed warehouse. Some even suggest that the missiles for the Patriot air defense system were stored here.
Claims about the type of ammunition stored cannot be proven. These are just guesses. We hope that in the coming days, BulgarianMilitary.com will receive reliable information about the type of ammunition stored in this warehouse. However, it appears that the Russian armed forces are not trying to destroy the network of supplies to Ukraine, but the places where they are stored.
Some sources, with a high degree of certainty, report that the recent Russian strike on a military target in Khmelnytskyi hit a very large stockpile of depleted uranium ammunition officially supplied to Ukraine by Great Britain, and unofficially by other Western actors.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, Russia claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility. Russia claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers. They tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR. According to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole. Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, a “special military operation” can only take place after a UN resolution. There is no such resolution. So this is an invasion and war against Ukraine.
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