Russia has lost at least 62 troops in southern Ukraine, along with five armored vehicles and a transport barge, Ukraine’s Operational Command South said in a Facebook post on Sept. 18.
“The enemy is ceding ground, to his tactical detriment,” the message said.
“Nevertheless, they are still making attempts to probe our defenses. One mechanized squad attempted an assault, losing two infantry fighting vehicles and a third of their troops before retreating.”
The Ukrainian Air Force made three sorties striking enemy positions, while artillery units opened fire more than 320 times in the last 24 hours, the military said.
Russian supply routes in Kherson Oblast remain under Ukrainian fire control, crippling Moscow’s ability to sustain its force to the west of Dnipro River.
“The enemy’s hopes of repairing the Antonivka Rail Bridge were dashed,” the message said.
“Furthermore, an enemy barge was sunk, as it was being used to ferry equipment and ammunition.”