US secretly supplied Ukraine with ATACMS it used to strike air bases
Ukrainian forces used long-range ATACMS missiles for strikes on two air bases in the occupied cities of Berdiansk and Luhansk on the night of 16-17 October.
According to the Wall Street Journal, over the last few days the US has secretly sent "a small number of missiles" to Ukraine. The sources do not disclose other details, but the modification of the ATACMS received by Ukraine was said to have a range of about 160 km.
Later, the media platform Noelreports posted a photo of missile wreckage on Twitter (X) that indicates that it was probably the MGM-140A ATACMS Block I, M39(A1?) type.
Russian attacks on Kherson injured 4
After 11 a.m. local time, Russian forces struck the Dniprovskyi and Suvorovskyi districts in Kherson, wounding four residents, Roman Mrochko, the head of the city military administration, reported on Oct. 17.
Among the injured men are two employees of a security company, Mrochko said on Telegram. All victims have received medical assistance.
The strikes targeted a residential area and a transport facility, according to Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin.
Kherson's historic center is located in the Suvorovskyi district.
Ukraine's Armed Forces liberated the southern city of Kherson and other regional settlements on the river’s west bank in November 2022.
Russian forces were pushed to the east bank, from where they have since been firing at the liberated territories, regularly resulting in civilian deaths and injuries.
According to Prokudin, Russia’s military hit a hospital in the Beryslav district overnight on Oct. 17 and launched a total of 32 strikes against the region the day before.
Zelensky confirmed Ukraine's use of ATACMS missiles
President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the United States and said that the long-range "Atacms have shown themselves".
"Thank you to everyone who fights and works for the sake of Ukraine! Thank you to everyone who helps! And today special thanks to the United States. Our agreements with President Biden are being fulfilled. They are being fulfilled very accurately - the "ATACMS" have shown themselves," Zelenskiy said.