Defenders Blitz Russian Unit In Village Buildings
This is the moment in a released video when Ukrainian soldiers blitz a Russian unit in several village buildings.
The 45th Separate Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said the attack took place in a village near the city of Huliaipole in the southern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
The brigade joked that they organized a “hellish party” for the invading unit after noticing them traveling to the Ukrainian village to “look for a DJ and musical instruments”.
The Ukrainian brigade said on May 27: “In one of the hamlets in the Huliaipole region, orcs organised a mass movement. They were very busy – they were probably looking for a DJ and musical instruments. With the help of cannons of 45 rounds and cooperation with air reconnaissance units of 15 GU DVKR and Azov, we organized a hellish party.”
In the footage, the defending forces identify several buildings in the village and rain down bombs on the Russian positions, apparently destroying military gear and killing enemy soldiers.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. May 30 marks the 96th day of the campaign.
From February 24 to May 30, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 30,350 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,349 tanks, 3,282 armored fighting vehicles, 643 artillery systems, 205 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 anti-aircraft systems, 207 warplanes, 174 helicopters, 2,258 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 507 unmanned aerial vehicles, 48 units of special equipment, and 118 cruise missiles.
While the Russian MoD claimed in a statement on Sunday, May 29 that “in total, 183 Ukrainian aircraft and 128 helicopters, 1,049 unmanned aerial vehicles, 325 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,309 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 447 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,722 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,270 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.”
Last week, Ukrainian officials said Russian forces attacked over 40 towns in the eastern Donbas region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree that makes it easier for Ukrainians in occupied areas to become citizens of Russia. He also scrapped the upper age limit for contractual service in the military.
Ukraine has called Russia’s offer to lift the blockade of its Black Sea ports in return for the lifting of some sanctions “blackmail”. The blockade has led to shortages in wheat and cooking oil across the world.