Vladimir Putin’s forces fire Cold War rockets because they’ve run out of rockets – World News

The Defense Ministry said the warheads that Russia is using are “highly inaccurate and therefore can cause significant collateral damage and civilian casualties.”

Russia has turned to Cold War-era missiles to gain a foothold in the Donbass region
Russia has turned to Cold War-era missiles to gain a foothold in the Donbass region

Vladimir Putin was forced to use Cold War missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads after Russia ran out of precision missiles.

According to the Defense Ministry, the five-and-a-half-ton rockets, which are said to target aircraft carriers, are inflicting “significant collateral damage and civilian casualties” on Ukrainian forces in the Donbass region.

“When deployed in a ground attack role with a conventional warhead, they are highly inaccurate and therefore can cause significant collateral damage and civilian casualties,” the Department of Defense said.

It comes as the Russian army focuses its efforts on conquering the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine retains control of the Azot chemical plant in Sievierodonetsk, which covers half of Donbass, where hundreds of civilians are taking refuge amid bitter fighting, the region’s governor said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin refused to call the invasion of Ukraine a war



Russian shelling has started a fire at the plant after tons of oil spilled, according to Governor Serhiy Haidai.

In Ukraine, about 800 people are hiding in bomb shelters under the plant, including about 200 employees and 600 local residents, amid fears that Azot could become another Azovstal – a reference to the weeks-long siege of the Mariupol Steelworks.

The Ministry of Defense said there was now “intense street-to-street fighting” and that “both sides are likely to suffer high casualties,” reports the telegraph.

Ukraine has called for faster shipments of heavy weapons from the West to turn the tide of the war, saying Russian forces have at least 10 times more artillery pieces.

A nuclear missile rolls over Red Square during a military parade in Russia



The news comes in the wake of a Ukrainian artillery attack that reportedly killed hundreds of soldiers on June 11.

Footage emerged showing a large stash of ammunition on fire after allegedly being hit – leaving only one survivor.

According to reports, private soldiers from the notorious Russian Wagner Group used the sports arena as a base in Kadiivka in eastern Ukraine.

The Wagner Group is regarded as Putin’s private army and operates worldwide. The Russian President is said to have used the group to plausibly deny themselves as they are not explicitly affiliated with the Kremlin.

The 8,000-strong group is accused of killing children, raping and torturing women, and carrying out executions.

It is reported that up to 300 mercenaries were killed in the attack in what would be one of the largest casualties since the war in Ukraine began in February.

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