The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) launched a missile attack on Lugansk, the Telegram Acting Head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik. Senator from the region Daria Lantratova clarifiedthat the rockets fell on the territory of the former machine-building plant. According to preliminary data, no one was hurt.
The representative office of the LPR in the JCCC reported that two cruise missiles of the Ukrainian Grom complex were allegedly used for shelling. Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrei Marochko did not rule out that the Armed Forces of Ukraine used missiles with a range of 150 km for the first time. “This type of ammunition exceeds the range of those that the enemy previously used, that is, 120 km,” he said. TASS.
Mr. Pasechnik named attack in an attempt to intimidate civilians. Both he and Mrs. Lantratova connect the shelling of the city with the celebration of the Day of the Lugansk People’s Republic there.
There were no comments from the ministries of defense of Ukraine and Russia.
According to the developers, the range of the Thunder missiles is from 50 to 500 km. The supply of ammunition of the GLSDB type (a hybrid of an aerial bomb and an unguided rocket) with a flight range of 150 km to Ukraine in February 2023 was reported by the US authorities. HIMARS and M270 installations are suitable for launching such projectiles. Whether GLSDB was used for today’s attack is unknown.
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