In the 26th attack on the Russian grouping in occupied Chornobayivka in southern Ukraine on Saturday, 12 senior enemy officers, including generals and colonels, were killed, said adviser to the Ukrainian president, Oleksiy Arestovych, on Sunday evening.
As emphasized by the adviser of Volodymyr Zelensky, to this balance should be added ten senior Russian officers who died or were injured in Nowa Kachovka, a little more to the north. “A command post, an armament warehouse and several dozen units of military equipment” were destroyed there, reported Oleksiy Arestovych on Facebook.
On Sunday, the spokesman for the Odessa region authorities, Serhiy Bratchuk, announced that more than 100 Russian soldiers were killed and around 200 wounded in the recent Ukrainian attack on Russian warehouses in occupied Nowa Kakhovka in the Kherson region. Bratchuk reported that the target of the fire was the enemy’s command post and the anti-aircraft missile depot.
“Chornobayivka will go down in the history of wars”
The airport in Chornobayivka near Kherson, in the south Ukrainehas been controlled by Russian forces since February 27. On the first day of the Russian occupation, the Ukrainians shot at the invaders with Bayraktar drones. Then – with a regularity surprising to many military experts – they destroyed helicopters and other equipment that the Russians had placed there.
Analysts commented that the aggressors are using Chornobayivka because they have no choice but the airport near Kherson is the only suitable place to transfer weapons from the Crimea. Others argue that the reason why the Russians keep Chornobayivka is due to the “specificity” of the Russian command, which has been revealed many times during the invasion, when a superior from afar gives an order and the military must follow it.
Already in the second half of March, the president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky estimated that “Chornobayivka will go down in the history of wars”. – This is the place where Russian soldiers and their commanders showed what they are – incompetent, ready to send their men to their deaths – emphasized the head of the Ukrainian state at the time.
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