Ukraine reports striking Russian ammunition depot in south

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s military has reported destroying a Russian ammunition depot in southern Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military’s southern command said a rocket strike targeted the depot in Russian-held Nova Kakhovka. That’s about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of the Black Sea port city of Kherson, which is also occupied by Russian forces.

The nature of the strike suggested Ukrainian forces used U.S-supplied multiple-launch High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, or HIMARS.

Ukraine indicated in recent days that it might launch a counteroffensive to reclaim territory in the country’s south as Russia bombards the eastern Donbas region.

Late Tuesday, explosions were reported in Luhansk, a city in the Donbas that has been under the control of Russian-backed separatists since 2014.