Ukrainian Defenders Light Up The Sky With A Flurry Of Rockets
This is the moment pro-Russian troops shell hidden Ukrainian positions and claim to have inflicted “heavy losses”.
People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said they inflicted heavy losses on the defending forces with the support of high-tech drones.
The DPR militia said on May 26: “Ukrainian nationalists suffer losses in the area of Novomikhailovsky.
“Soldiers of the People’s Militia of the DPR, with the support of modern UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles], conduct accurate mortar fire on Ukrainian nationalists. As a result, the enemy suffered heavy losses.”
In other developments, Ukrainian officials said Russian forces have attacked over 40 towns in the eastern Donbas region.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Donbas could be left uninhabited by the invasion and accused Russia of carrying out a genocide in the region.
Heavy fighting is currently going on on the outskirts of the city of Sievierodonetsk, which is under almost continuous shelling as pro-Russia troops try to capture it.
The mayor of Sievierodonetsk said 60 percent of housing in the city had been completely destroyed and up to 90 percent of buildings damaged.
Elsewhere, pro-Russia forces have gained control of city of Lyman in Donetsk Oblast, according to Ukrainian officials, following what they called a well-organized attack.
And 10 have been killed and up to 35 wounded following Russian missile strikes on a Ukrainian military base in Dnipro Raion in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.
Officials are claiming that Russian forces have scattered up to 500 Soviet-era mines in the Black Sea, making it impossible for Ukraine to export goods from its ports.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported earlier today that from February 24 to May 27, Russia had lost about 29,750 troops in addition to 1,322 tanks, 3,246 armored fighting vehicles, 623 artillery systems, 201 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 air defense systems, 206 warplanes, 170 helicopters, 503 unmanned aerial vehicles, 115 cruise missiles, 13 warships, 2,226 military vehicles and fuel tankers, and 48 units of special equipment.
While the Russian MoD reported earlier today that over the same period, Ukraine had lost 179 warplanes, 127 helicopters, 1,019 unmanned aerial vehicles, 323 air defense systems, 3,266 tanks and armored fighting vehicles, 433 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,682 artillery systems, and 3,190 military vehicles.
Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what Russian President Vladimir Putin initially called a “special military operation” to “demilitarize and denazify” Ukraine.
The Kremlin is still calling it a “special military operation” but now says the goal is to “protect Donbass”. May 27 marks the 93rd day of the invasion.