Defending Troops Blitz Hidden Russian Targets
This is the moment in a graphic video when Ukrainian soldiers shell hidden Russian targets and send enemy troops on a “forever vacation.”
The attack was carried out by members of the 59th Motorized Brigade of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.
The brigade, named after Yakov Gandziuk, said they sent the Russian “orcs” on a “forever vacation” as a solution for their exhaustion.
The 59th Motorized Brigade said on June 9: “Another crew of orcs ‘burned at work’. They took on too much.
“Fighters of the 59th Brigade are trying to help the tired Russian soldiers so we send them on vacation. Forever…”
We contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment but had not received a reply at the time of writing.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation.” June 9 marks the 106th day of the campaign.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has reported that between February 24 and June 9, Russia had lost 31,700 personnel, 1,398 tanks, 3,438 armored fighting vehicles, 711 artillery units, 213 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 212 planes, 178 helicopters, 2,421 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 ships and boats, 562 drones, 53 special equipment units and 125 cruise missiles.
Over 1,000 Ukrainian troops captured in Mariupol have been transferred to Russia, according to Russian media.
Satellite imagery has shown significant damage in the key eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk, where heavy fighting is ongoing.
The Ukrainian military said that Ukrainian positions had come under “intense fire” around Avdiivka, Novopavlivska, and Zaporizhzhia.
It added that siege operations were underway around Slovyansk and that Russia had also intensified its aircraft use around Bakhmut.
The United Kingdom and the United States are sending long-range missile systems to Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine by Russia if the West sends long-range weapons.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that Russian attacks on the cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk has turned them into “dead cities.” But he added that Ukrainian forces could still hold Severodonetsk despite being outnumbered.
This week, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, walked out of a Security Council meeting after his country was blamed by European Council president Charles Michel for triggering a global food crisis.
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recommending that the European Union grant Ukraine the status of candidate country for EU membership. Some 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the resolution, with 65 voting against and 94 abstaining.