Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces have released footage of a high-precision strike that eliminated Russian BM-21 Grad missile launchers in the Luhansk region.
Ukrainian Army stated: “Having established the exact coordinates of enemy vehicles with the help of an unmanned aerial vehicle system, our soldiers transmitted this data to the NGU’s gunners. [National Guard of Ukraine] – soldiers of the M777 howitzer squad. ”
Special Operations Forces said the strike destroyed three of four enemy missile launchers and another BM-21 Grad launcher was damaged by shelling.
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“The enemy used them to bombard Sievierodonetsk, settlements and other positions of the Ukrainian Self-Defense Forces,” the statement added.
According to Defense News, Sievierodonetsk is crucial to Russia’s effort to capture Donbas before more Western weapons arrive to bolster Ukraine’s defenses.
Military analysts describe the fight for Sievierodonetsk as a race against time for the Kremlin. City. 145 km (90 mi) south of the Russian border, lies in what is the last pocket of Ukrainian government control in the Luhansk region.