Ukrainian Soldiers have released footage showing dozens of wrecked Russian tanks and armored vehicles destroyed in failed river crossing.
Ukraine’s military claims it destroyed almost 80 Russian armored vehicles, including 52 main battle tanks and 40 infantry fighting vehicles as they attempted to cross the Siverskyi Donets River in eastern Ukraine.
Lieutenant-Colonel Denis Sukhanov, 41, was reported to have died ‘defending Russian troops’ though the exact location and date of his death were not revealed.
Meanwhile, Colonel Denis Kozlov, 40, was revealed to have died during a botched mission to cross the Donets River last week that ended with an entire Russian brigade being wiped out.
Local Russian media reported the death of a Russian colonel in Ukraine who they said died during the botched crossing of the Siverskyi Donets river last week.
The woefully unprepared Russian units were bombed to smithereens trying to cross the river in northeastern Ukraine last week is emerging as among the deadliest engagements of the war.
According to estimates based on publicly available evidence now suggesting that well over 1,000 Russian soldiers were killed or wounded.
According to reports, the doomed unit is made up of around 80 armored vehicles, 40 infantry fighting vehicle and 52 tanks were trying to cross the river to fortify Russia’s position near Bilohorivka, west of Lysychansk.
On May 11, the Russian command reportedly sent about 1,000 troops of the 74th Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 41st Combined Arms Army to cross the Donets River at Bilohorivka, in the eastern Luhansk region, in a bid to encircle Ukrainian forces near Rubizhne. The attempt to cross the Siverskyi Donets River by Russian troops stopped on May 13.
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