Ukraine loses “whole Batalion” on a blasted bridge, Ukraine says

Ukrainian Paratroopers Command / Distribution via Reuters

Ukrainian Paratroopers Command / Distribution via Reuters

Currently on the 79th day of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia continues to attack— And it still causes a huge loss of hardware and personnel.

There is no better place along the banks of the Siverskyi Donets in Luhansk, where the fighting is intensifying and Ukraine blew up the Russian battalion in an attempt to cross the bridge earlier in the week.

New satellite images from the BlackSky Intelligence Company show the rest of the pontoon bridge built by Russian troops to access Ukrainian territory. The image shows that after a Ukrainian cannon hit the bridge on May 10, smoke rose from the bridge and Russian tanks and trucks remained sticking out of the water. It is unknown how many Russian troops were killed in the strike, Forbes Estimates are about 1,000 troops and 50 tanks. The British Defense Intelligence Agency said almost all Russian armored vehicles were lost in combat.

The BBC reports that Russian troops have been relentless in three fruitless attempts to establish a bridge across the river. Ukrainian Defense Analyst, Oleg Zhdanov, I told the news agency that the fighting was very fierce The order to seize the territory came “from the top”.

“They are moving forward so hard because Putin ordered it, because it’s a political job,” he told the BBC. He said the Kremlin has instructed his troops to block the entire eastern Donbas region of Ukraine, so retaining this region is important for plans to surround the city of Severodonetsk.

Nonetheless, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense revealed evidence of a bridge strike and posted on Twitter that it had “opened a vacation season” for Russian soldiers called “Russian soldiers.” The post showed the same satellite imagery and self-righteous comments about Russian tourists. “Some people bathed in the Siverskyi Donets, others were burned by the sun in May,” they said.

Images of the new drone from Thursday afternoon show that smoke continues to rise from the area, damaging visibility and making it difficult for intelligence analysts to assess the current situation. It’s unclear if the smoke was the result of a battle or if it was intentionally set to protect the area from drones.

As the fighting intensified in the east and south, Kiu attempted the first Russian soldier in a war crime at a hearing that began on Friday in the capital. 21-year-old Vadim Sisimarin faced a war crimes court for the murder of a 62-year-old unarmed man riding a bicycle on the side of the road. This is reflected in the almost iconic photo. Three months war. If convicted, young soldiers face life imprisonment for 10 years.

As Russian troops withdraw from some areas, a disturbing picture of the depth that sank emerges as the Russians carry out brutal attempts to wipe out the Ukrainian population. On Thursday, the United Nations ambassador to the United Kingdom said the “trustworthy allegations” of Russian soldiers sexually attacking children were part of a collected document of war crimes allegedly committed in a meaningless war. I did.

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