HIMARS is not a lightning bolt - it hits one place as long as necessary: how the Armed Forces of Ukraine hunt for Kadyrov's men in Zaporizhzhia

Olga GanyukovaSociety
So the third "lightning strike in the same place" will happen again

The Ukrainian Armed Forces are using the M142 HIMARS missile system to hunt down Kadyrov's men in the Zaporizhzhia region. Since the beginning of this year, they have already been caught twice in different places of recreation.

This was reported by the Dossier of a Spy Telegram channel. "Lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but HIMARS does," the message says.

In particular, on January 19, 2023, in the urban-type settlement of Mykhailivka, Zaporizhzhia region, 12 occupiers from the Akhmat unit of the Russian Guard booked a local recreation complex "Mykhailivski Lazni", located on Chkalova Street, for 19:00.

"The programme for the evening was serious: heated baths and a visit from ladies with low social responsibility. However, the visit of the 'priestesses of love' never took place," the channel's author noted.

At 21:45, a rocket attack was launched on the recreation centre, killing ten people. Two others, who were outside at the time of the strike, were seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. They died the next morning.

After the shelling, the local occupation authorities blocked the adjacent streets to conceal the fact of the deaths of the soldiers from the local population. The next day, Vyacheslav Bednyak, a protege of the occupiers, made an appeal about the shelling of the settlement. He described the destroyed recreation centre as "another facility on Chkalova Street". No casualties were reported.

"According to the investigation, it was the 'ladies to order' who acted as gunners for this object. They left the village on the same day," the Telegram channel's author claims.

In addition, on May 9, 2023, in the village of Plodorodne, Zaporizhzhia region, 10 kilometres from the site of the previous shelling, the occupiers from Akhmat decided to have fun again. They fully booked the local cafe "Tigran" on Sovetskaya Street to celebrate the day of victory. The celebration was scheduled to start at 14:00.

At 15:30, the building was struck, killing 20 Russian invaders and injuring 12 others of varying severity. At 15:31, a second strike was carried out on the car park opposite the cafe, where visitors' cars were parked.

It is believed that three other members of the unit were in the car park at the time. However, their bodies were not found, so they are considered "missing". It is noteworthy that the owner of the cafe was not present at the time of the rocket attack.

"During the 15 months of the 'Special Military Operation', the Akhmat unit has not learnt that there is a real war going on beyond the applications in mobile phones. And that they need to prove themselves on the battlefield, not in restaurants, baths, billiard rooms or barbecue competitions. Moreover, the inability to learn from the mistakes of comrades showed that the lesson had not been learnt. This means that the third "lightning strike in the same place" will happen again. Does Prigozhin still hope that they will replace Wagner in Bakhmut?" - the channel's author summed up.


Recall that Ukrainian troops launched a series of strikes from HIMARS artillery systems at the positions of the Russian regular army at the front. As a result, at least 40 occupants were killed in early May.

As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Russian mobilisers from two different units recently "helped" the Ukrainian Defence Forces by accidentally opening fire on their own. Thus, they increased the number of the "two hundredth" and "three hundredth" servicemen of the aggressor country.

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