JohninMK wrote:Not sure what this means. Sometimes Bausurin seems to over exaggerate.
MOSCOW, June 17. /TASS/. The reconnaissance units of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have identified the arrival of another 40 pieces of military equipment and some 300 troops at the frontline, the spokesman for the unrecognized republic's defense ministry has told TASS.
"The Donetsk republic’s intelligence groups keep registering redeployments of Ukrainian manpower and materiel. Two multiple rocket launchers Grad have been moved from Volnovakha to Andreyevka. Five multiple rocket launchers have been moved eastwards from Kurakhovo," the Donetsk News Agency quotes Basurin as saying.
In the village of Ostroye 19 Grad launchers and four Uragan launchers have been deployed, and four self-propelled artillery systems MSTA-2S and three systems Giatsint-B have been spotted in the village of Kleban-Byk.
"In the area of Andreyevka the location has been established of three Grad multiple rocket launchers. Up to 300 troops have arrived in the town," Basurin said.
Perhaps underestimating. ukrops have a battery of BM-30 near Kurakhovo and it is possible that the attack on the chemical plant yesterday was by two thermobaric missiles fired in salvo. The warhead weight of two 9M55S is the same as one Tochka-U
Hi Khepesh, good to see your name again.
The photo I have seen shows a big crater, aren't thermobaric weapons primarily surface blast devices?
Does indeed look like a Tochka-U crater to me, but for some reason it is being said to be thermobaric, and I don't know why that is so. One complication to all these explosions at DZRHI is that if an incoming munition does hit one of the storage facilities, then, if it is a direct hit, the primary and secondry explosions will be essentially simultaneous and an explosion of the RDX stored there will leave a huge hole. There is something not quite right about the reporting of what happens there, and the previous explosion, about a month or so back, being put down to controlled demolition of unexploded munitions did not seem to be the truth then, and not now.
Edit: I just saw this on Voice of Sevastopol, and timed after
my intial post about this, that repeats about the explosion being caused by two rockets fired from BM-30 at Kurakhovo. Perhaps Rozhin looks at the same sources as me, I don't know. http://voicesevas.ru/news/yugo-vostok/15004-hronika-voennyh-sobytiy-v-novorossii-za-17062015.html#dt1819
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