Ukrainian army strikes Russian troops, MLRS in Kherson Oblast, says local official
The Armed Forces of Ukraine struck a cluster of Russian Grad multiple launch rocket systems (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)
The Armed Forces of Ukraine struck a cluster of Russian Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and troops in Kherson Oblast, adviser to Kherson Oblast's Council, Serhiy Khlan, said on Facebook on Nov. 28.
According to him, the Ukrainian military struck the enemy in the village of Velyki Kopani, and the Grads were located on the territory of an unfinished market facility.
"The occupying troops are in great panic,” noted Khlan.
“Their personnel were hit too. It is impossible to calculate the exact number of casualties at the moment. No one is allowed in; Russians are running around in shock.”
Early reports say it was a unit of mercenaries from Dagestan that was struck.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces are yet to confirm those reports.
On Nov. 11, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported that the Russian military had completed a full withdrawal from the city of Kherson and the western bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. They did so in order to maintain the remains of their military personnel and equipment amid a successful Ukrainian counter-offensive in the area.
On the same day, the Ukrainian army entered the key southern city of Kherson, which had been occupied since the first days of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which started on Feb. 24. In total, almost 200 settlements on the western bank of the Dnipro River were retaken by Ukraine.
Since the retreat, Russian troops have been systematically shelling Ukrainian-controlled villages in Kherson Oblast and Kherson city itself.
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