The Lugansk People’s Republic claims at least one missile was fired from a US-made multiple launch rocket system An M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) is seen during Saudi Arabia’s first World Defense Show on March 6, 2022, north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia © AFP / Fayez Nureldine/AFP

US-supplied М142 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems have already been used by the Ukrainian military in Donbass, the authorities in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) reported on Tuesday.

On their Telegram channel, the LPR’s representatives in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination on ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation line (JCCC) posted a message that read, “shelling has been detected from the positions of Ukrainian armed groups: at 7:20AM … using the М142 HIMARS (1 missile).”

This is the first time the local authorities have reported that the US-supplied systems have been used in combat. (RT)