"Russian propagandists are actively spreading false information about the alleged destruction of the American HIMARS artillery system," the General Staff said.

We emphasize that this message does not correspond to reality and is nothing but a fake,
they added.

The United States has committed to sending in eight HIMARS to Ukraine, and at least four of HIMARS have already entered the fight against Russia.

Use of not just the HIMARS, but also other Western-supplied weaponry has been linked to an increasing number of strikes deeper into Russian lines, as most have longer ranges and more precise accuracy than some Soviet-era equipment Ukraine was fielding at the start of the war.