Ukrainian army destroys artillery and two Grad rocket systems Russians used to attack Kherson Oblast

28 February, 12:11 PM
Destroyed Russian equipment (Photo:General Staff)

Destroyed Russian equipment (Photo:General Staff)

The Ukrainian military has destroyed three artillery systems and two Grad multiple rocket launchers that invading Russian forces were using to attack Kherson Oblast, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Feb. 28.

“They cut short the lives of at least 10 ‘Rushists’ (Russian fascists), destroyed another mortar, two multiple rocket launchers and three artillery gun systems, with which Kherson Oblast was shelled,” the General Staff said in its morning report on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the South Command of the Ukrainian military reported that three enemy observation points on the left (eastern) bank of the Dnipro River had effectively been destroyed.

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Russia invaded most of Kherson Oblast, in the south of Ukraine, in the early part of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. While quickly managing to capture the city of Kherson on the western bank of the Dnipro, Russian forces were unable to proceed much further into Mykolaiv Oblast, and had to give up plans for an overland assault on the key Ukrainian port city of Odesa.

Later, in the last days of August, Ukraine launched a long-heralded counter-offensive on Kherson Oblast, after first attacking with its HIMARS long-range, GPS-guided rockets the main bridge supplying Russian forces in west-bank Kherson Oblast.

After a long, grinding assault, the bulk of the Russian forces retreated across the Dnipro to the east, and Ukrainian forces retook the city of Kherson on Nov. 11 without opposition.

However, Russian forces on the other side of the Dnipro have regularly shelled liberated settlements on the west bank of the Dnipro in Kherson Oblast, as well as the city of Kherson itself, frequently killing and injuring civilians.

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