Ukrainian army wipes out invader command post and 67 troops in the south on May 29

30 May, 06:37 PM
The enemy continues to suffer serious losses (Photo:Operational Command South via Facebook)

The enemy continues to suffer serious losses (Photo:Operational Command South via Facebook)

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a command post of the Russian invasion army and 67 Russian solders in the south of Ukraine on May 29, the Ukrainian military’s Operational Command South has reported.

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Ukrainian troops also managed to liquidate 27 units of Russian military equipment and a drone control center, the command said.

It noted that the enemy continues to bring up reserves and build defensive lines in Kherson Oblast. Equipment is being unloaded near Kherson: about 120 T-62 tanks and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles have been accumulated over the course of several days to strengthen enemy positions.

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At the same time, tank positions have been set up in the area of Nova Kakhovka and Stepanivka, while Ukrainian units are continuing offensive actions and measures to restrain and prevent the movement of enemy reserves.

Aerial reconnaissance by the invaders using an Orlan-10 UAV resulted in the loss of the UAV, after which Mi-8 helicopters were used to reconnoiter Ukrainian positions. Attempts to attack these positions then followed.

In the course of a Ukrainian counter-attack, using rocket and artillery units in combination with aircraft, six enemy T-62 tanks, two Grad multiple rocket launchers, three Msta self-propelled howitzers, three armored personnel carriers and 13 motor vehicles were destroyed.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) suggests that a counter-offensive by the Ukrainian army in the Kherson Oblast may have disrupted Russia's plans to effectively take up positions and strengthen control over occupied territories in the south.

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