The Ukrainian military neutralized 79 Russian invaders, and their equipment, in the south of the country, the Ukrainian military’s Operational Command South reported on Facebook on Aug. 5.
The Armed Forces were also reportedly able to eliminate at least six Russian ammunition depots in Kherson Oblast that same day.
In total, the enemy lost:
- 79 troops;
- four T-72 tanks;
- two Msta-S self-propelled howitzers;
- An artillery system;
- A radar station;
- A command and liaison vehicle;
- 10 units of armored vehicles;
- 11 units of other automotive equipment.
The Ukrainian military also carried out four airstrikes on an enemy cluster, two strongholds, and an ammunition dump in the Beryslav and Kherson districts.
According to reports, two control points of the Russian 76th Guards Air Assault Division and their 49th Army in Chornobayivka, as well as a command and observation post belonging to an enemy battalion tactical group in Bruskynske, were struck.
Earlier, presidential advisor Oleksiy Arestovych, said that Ukrainian combat aircraft had carried out the largest-scale attack so far on the Russians in Kherson Oblast.
"Wonderful things happened in Kherson Oblast today,” he noted.
“In terms of the number of strikes, our aviation demonstrated something that we had not seen in the entire war. Probably, there were 8-10 warplanes in one sortie at a time, and there was more than one sortie."