Over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian marines have destroyed a Russian Su-25 close air support warplane, four enemy tanks, and an ammunition depot, the Ukrainian Navy wrote in a Telegram post on Sep. 5.
“Furthermore, (marine) artillery have struck groupings of enemy troops and equipment, annihilating a Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, six Msta-B field guns, seven IFVs, two APCs, and five tanks; more detailed reports of enemy losses are pending,” the message said.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to project firepower over key bridges across the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast, preventing Moscow from reinforcing and resupplying its forces on Dnipro’s western bank, facing a Ukrainian counteroffensive.
While Ukraine’s General Staff remains generally tight-lipped on the details of the long-anticipated operation, recent announcements indicated a number of settlements in the region were liberated, including strategically significant Vysokopillia.
As the region has become more intensely contested in recent days, Russian proxies in Kherson announced they have “paused” preparations for the sham “referendum” which would have attempted to legitimize Moscow annexing the oblast.