While repulsing a mass offensive of the Russian troops on the eastern axis, Ukrainian paratroopers destroyed 12 tanks on July 7, reported the 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook.
"As a result of the shooting battle, repelling the mass offensive of the enemy on the eastern frontline the warriors of the 80-s brigade, together with the attached units, destroyed 12 Russian tanks,” the message reads.
“The day before they also burnt down invaders’ tank. So, it turns out that in two days they destroyed more than a tank company," the press service of the brigade noted.
The unit described the battle on July 7 as “heavy and dramatic”. Russian invading forces advanced on the positions of the Armed Forces with tanks, trying to break through the Ukrainian defenses with fire and armor.
Having anticipated the actions of the enemy, the paratroopers managed to prepare for the fight.
The first two Russian tanks were destroyed at the beginning of the offensive when they were ambushed. The next group of tanks was burned with RPG, NLAW, and Javelin. Another two were hit by artillery.
“But the enemy stubbornly tried to move further, planning to seize the springboard and take hold. In order to prevent this, the 80th brigade, in cooperation with other airborne units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and artillery, kept on oppressing the enemy," the post reads.
During this strenuous day, the Ukrainians destroyed 12 Russian tanks, fivearmored personnel carriers, as well as one truck.
Having suffered such losses, the enemy halted the offensive and retreated.