Wagner Mercenaries Blasted With Long-Range Weapon | Kyiv Post

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Ukraine Armed Forces (UAF) used a long-range weapon to demolish an apartment building occupied by dozens of members of the Kremlin-financed Wagner mercenary group, possibly using targeting information accidentally leaked by a pro-Russia journalist.

The strike on Sunday, August 14, reportedly hit the Wagner field headquarters in an industrial region in the Donbas town of Popasna. According to unconfirmed reports in Ukrainian military news feeds, at least 10 members of the group died and more than 20 were injured in the attack, likely carried out with a long-range HIMARS precision-guided artillery rocket.

Both Ukrainian independent news agencies and information platforms from the Moscow-run Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) showed images of military medics carrying corpses and injured soldiers from a building adjacent to the town’s rail station. It was not clear from reports whether Yevgeny Prigozhin, Vladimir Putin’s former personal cook, was present when the attack happened.

Russian Federation forces captured Popasna from UAF units after fierce house-to-house fighting that ended in early May. Kremlin-paid mercenaries, led by Wagner group infantry and special forces police from the RF region of Chechnya spearheaded the assault.

Popasna is currently some 30 kilometers away from the nearest likely UAF long-range artillery firing positions. Aside from HIMARS precision-guided rockets with a reported maximum range of 75 km, the UAF operates NATO-standard artillery pieces capable of firing a precision-guided shell up to 40 km.


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