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Ukrainian Marines Destroy Russian Military Positions In Donetsk Region

The Ukrainian Navy confirmed that the footage was authentic and the information accurate.

This footage shows Ukrainian marines destroying Russian military positions in the Donetsk region.

The images were obtained from the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Monday, August 29, along with a statement saying: “On August 28, soldiers and units of the Marine Corps Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, […] continued to perform tasks related to repelling the full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation.

“In the Donetsk region, our soldiers are reliably holding the defensive line. They destroyed four invaders yesterday. Artillery units from the military and units from the Marine Command of the Navy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine inflicted fire damage on the invaders, as a result of which the enemy lost one Msta-B artillery system. The final losses of the enemy are being determined. Glory to Ukraine!”

The Msta-B is a self-propelled howitzer that was originally designed by the Soviet Union.

Zenger News contacted the Ukrainian Navy and they confirmed that the footage was authentic and the information accurate.

The images and statement were also relayed by the Ukrainian Marine Corps Command, as well as by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zenger News also contacted the Russian Ministry of Defense for a comment, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Tuesday marks the 188th day of the war.

Ukrainian marines allegedly destroy Russian Msta-B artillery system in Donetsk region in Ukraine in undated footage. The 2A65 “Msta-B” is a Soviet towed 152.4 mm howitzer.  (@navy.mil.gov.ua/Zenger)

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 30, Russia had lost about 47,100 personnel, 1,947 tanks, 4,269 armored combat vehicles, 1,060 artillery units, 279 multiple launch rocket systems, 149 air defense systems, 234 warplanes, 203 helicopters, 844 drones, 196 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,188 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 101 units of special equipment.

Russia has claimed that its casualties have been much lower, but provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

Ukrainian troops are launching a counteroffensive in the southern region of Kherson, according to military officials. The spokesperson for Ukraine’s southern command, Natalia Humeniuk, said on Monday: “Today we started offensive actions in various directions, including in the Kherson region.”

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday evening: “Anyone want to know what our plans are? You won’t hear specifics from any truly responsible person. Because this is war.”

He added: “But the occupiers should know: we will drive them to the border. To our border, the line of which did not change. The occupiers know it well. If they want to survive, it is time for the Russian military to flee.

“Go home. If you are afraid to return to your home in Russia–well, let such occupiers surrender, and we will guarantee them compliance with all norms of the Geneva Conventions. If they do not listen to me, they will deal with our defenders, who will not stop until they release everything that belongs to Ukraine.”

Ukrainian marines allegedly destroy Russian Msta-B artillery system in Donetsk region in Ukraine in undated footage. The 2A65 “Msta-B” is a Soviet towed 152.4 mm howitzer. (@navy.mil.gov.ua/Zenger)

Zelensky advisor Oleksiy Arestovych said that Ukrainian troops have broken through the defensive positions of Russian forces in several frontline areas near the city of Kherson. Arestovych said they were also targeting ferries in the Kherson region that Russian forces have been using to resupply occupied territory on the Dnieper River’s west bank.

Inspectors from the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog arrived in Kyiv on Monday night. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, said that the team will visit the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is Europe’s largest, from Wednesday to Saturday. He said: “We must protect the safety and security of Ukraine’s and Europe’s biggest nuclear facility.”

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