Ukrainian Marines Say They’ve Tracked and Killed Russian Troops in Donetsk


These images show how, according to Ukrainian forces, Marines tracked down and killed Russian soldiers hiding in damaged buildings in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

The footage was obtained on Aug. 20 from the Ukrainian Navy’s 503rd Separate Marine Corps Battalion, along with a statement that reads: “The closer to Independence Day, the more actively the Russians are trying to conquer our land.

“They come in small groups, trying to gather strength, thinking we don’t know them, or we won’t see them. But they still don’t understand who they’re dealing with. Well, now they’ll find out for themselves why we’re so have fertile black soil, because people like her are buried four layers deep.”

Russian soldiers were said to get close to a building in a field area toward Donetsk of Ukraine on Saturday, August 20, 2022. According to Ukrainian troops, the military units of the navy destroyed two tanks and 12 Russian soldiers.

The Ukrainian Navy, which passed on the images, said on August 21: “On August 20, soldiers from the military units and units of the Marine Corps of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were among the groups that steadfastly and courageously resisted the Russian invaders. on the fortified parts of the front.

“Towards Donetsk, Marines destroyed two tanks, an armored car and a vehicle with enemy ammunition. Our artillery units hit a concentration of the invaders’ personnel and equipment, killing and wounding 12 invaders, and a Hyacinth-S self-propelled howitzer was destroyed.

“Enemy’s final losses are confirmed. Glory to Ukraine!”

The images were also passed on by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zenger News contacted the Ukrainian Navy and they said the “images were authentic and the information accurate”.

Zenger News also contacted Russia’s Defense Ministry for comment, but had not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” Tuesday marks the 181st day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 22, Russia had lost about 45,400 troops, 1,919 tanks, 4,230 armored fighting vehicles, 1,032 artillery units, 266 multiple missile systems, 145 air defense systems, 234 combat aircraft. , 198 helicopters, 815 drones, 194 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,149 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 99 units of special equipment.

Russia has said casualties have been much lower, but rarely provides updates on the latest numbers.

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Image shows an explosion near buildings in a field area toward Donetsk in Ukraine, Saturday, August 20, 2022. The images were released by the Ukrainian Navy’s 503rd Separate Marine Corps Battalion.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that “Russia may try to do something particularly ugly, something particularly evil”, as Ukraine prepares to celebrate 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union on Wednesday, August 24. Large gatherings are banned in Kiev for four days from Monday, August 22.

The Ukrainian military has warned that Russian troops are placing warships and submarines with missiles in the Black Sea and air defense systems in Belarus.

Zaporizhzhya regional governor Valentyn Reznichenko has said the town of Nikopol, located on the right bank of the Dnipro River, not far from the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, was shelled on Sunday night.

The US, UK, Germany and France have urged military restraint around the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to send a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect the plant, the Élysée Palace said in a statement.

Ukrainian officials have said five Russian Kalibr cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea in the Odessa region. Two were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses, while three of the Russian missiles hit agricultural targets and caused no casualties.

Russia said Sunday the missiles had hit an ammunition depot that contained US-made HIMARS missiles, but Ukraine said the Russians had hit a granary.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

The Valley Voice
The Valley Voice
Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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