HIMARS hit fertilizers storage with large piles of ammonium nitrate. Result is similar to one in Beirut.
According to Reuters officials from the Russian-installed administration claim that warehouses containing saltpeter were destroyed:
Also Russian state-owned news agency TASS claims that "storage facilities holding mineral fertilizers and saltpeter" were hit:
Ukrainians are saying they destroyed an ammunition depot. Even if it wasn't the case and a storage with saltpeter was hit, or, if besides the ammo depot also that saltpeter storage was hit additionally, it would still make sense from the military point of view, I think, since saltpeter is one of the principal ingredients in the production of gunpowder.
So, even if what Russians claim is true, hitting such storage facility wouldn't be "pure act of terror against local population, without much military significance". From a military point of view it makes sense to target not only ammunition storages, but also handicapping the enemy's ability to produce new ammunition by targetting storages with ingredients that are used to produce propellants for firearms and artillery.
Those mistery fires in Russia that have been happening since the start of invasion of Ukraine also included chemical plants and gunpowder factories.
we will see some satellite photos in the coming days.
Yeah, any fertilizer storage would be present there before the invasion, so I think such photos should show what was really hit.
Sh*t... And where to bury such a crowd?
Bury? From what we're hearing Russians are burning bodies in crematoriums, just like the Nazis during WWII.