Ukrainian forces triggered an incandescent explosion by striking a stockpile of Russian mines and grad rockets in the east of Ukraine. Footage shows the Ukrainians locating the mines and the ammunition before targeting it. The massive explosion detonates and its sheer power can be heard from miles away.
The brazen fire is swiftly followed by a shock wave that burns all the surroundings on its path.
A plume of dark smoke can then be seen covering the region and shaping into a cloud-like form.
The explosion of ammunition deals yet another blow to Putin forces’ capacity to fight in Ukraine.
Stockpiles of weapons, ammunition, and heavy ordnance like the cruise missiles that hit Kyiv on Monday are reportedly running low.
“We know — and Russian commanders on the ground know — that their supplies and munitions are running out,” the director of the UK Intelligence agency Sir Jeremy Fleming said during an annual lecture at a security think tank, according to the BBC.
The mobilisation of prisoners and inexperienced men in Russia “speaks of a desperate situation”, he said, adding that President Putin is “isolated and making mistakes.
Mr Fleming said: “With little effective internal challenge, his decision-making has proved flawed. It’s a high stakes strategy that is leading to strategic errors in judgement.”
Since last weekend’s blow-up of the Kerch bridge in Crimea, Russian forces have targeted critical Ukraine’s energy infrastructure in several cities across the country.
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