The Russian Armed Forces' long-range missiles hit an industrial enterprise in Odessa, which stored Harpoon missiles transferred to Ukraine by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, Konashenko said. In the attack, a launcher and a transport cargo vehicle of a HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system were destroyed, he added.
Another attack launched by Russia from the air, according to the Ministry of Defense, caused up to 200 fatal casualties at a base of the 92nd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the city of Chuguev, Kharkov province.
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July 16, 2022
Russian forces have intercepted over the past day eight missiles launched by HIMARS and Uragan rocket launcher systems in Ukraine, according to the Russian Defense Ministry report.
"Near Izium in the Kharkov region, Tavriya in the Zaporiyia region and Alchevsk in the Lugansk People's Republic (were intercepted) eight shells of Uragan and HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems," the military spokesman said.
In Zaporiyia, Russian forces hit the emplacement site of a mechanized infantry battalion, causing "up to 65 casualties" to Ukrainian troops and leaving 10 pieces of equipment destroyed.