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Ukrainian intelligence announced consultations with the United States before HIMARS strikes

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Before strikes with HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), Kyiv consults with the United States. On Monday, August 1, Vadym Skibitsky, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, spoke about this in an interview with The Telegraph.

According to him, strikes can be canceled if “their [американцев] will not satisfy the intended goal. However, he claims that US officials do not provide direct guidance information.

He pointed out that there is a level of consultation between the intelligence officials of both countries in the run-up to the launch of the missiles, which would allow Washington to stop any potential attacks if they are unhappy with the intended target.

The representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry did not answer whether the Ukrainian Armed Forces use British and American satellites in the shelling, but noted that they have “very good pictures.”

“We are working well in this area with our partners in the United Kingdom. We have very good ties with all related intelligence agencies,” Skibitsky said.

Earlier in the day, the representative office of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) at the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) reported that Ukrainian troops shelled the city of Stakhanov, firing rockets from American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) at it.

Prior to that, on July 30, it was reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) launched a series of rocket attacks from the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system in the area of ​​the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station in the Kherson region.

The head of the administration of the Kakhovka district of the Kherson region, Volodymyr Leontiev, said that the air defense system of the Kherson region repulsed all the attacks of the Ukrainian military from the HIMARS MLRS on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.

On the eve it was reported that fragments of ammunition supplied to Kyiv from the US MLRS HIMARS were found at the site of the shelling of the pre-trial detention center in Yelenovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), where, among others, captured militants of the neo-Nazi group Azov were kept (criminal cases were initiated against the radical formation in the Russian Federation) and other Ukrainian military. The strike took place on Friday night. According to the latest data, as a result of the attack, 53 people were killed, another 75 were injured.

Prior to this, on July 27, retired US Marine Corps Colonel Mark Kanchian told The Drive that stockpiles of HIMARS MLRS missiles could run out in Ukraine in four months if the United States supplies Kyiv with additional HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems.

On February 24, Russia announced the start of a special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass. It began against the backdrop of the situation in the region that worsened in mid-February. Then the authorities of the DPR and LPR reported on the increased shelling by the Ukrainian troops, announced the evacuation of the civilian population in the Russian Federation and asked for recognition of independence. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the relevant decrees.

For more up-to-date videos and details about the situation in Donbass, watch the Izvestia TV channel.

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