May 29, 2023

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War in Ukraine: More than 400 casualties, 80 vehicles destroyed in Donbass, this Russian military disaster will be hard for Putin to cover up

Attempts to cross the river at Donbass ended in bitter defeat for the Russian army.

Great losses! The 74th motorized rifle force of the Russian 41st Allied Regiment was reportedly crushed by Ukrainian artillery last week as it tried to cross the Shivarsky Donets River in Pilohorivka (east of the country).

On May 11, the Russian command reportedly sent the unit to encircle Ukrainian forces near Rubisne, west of Severodonetsk.

Results, stepAmerican Institute for War Studies (study of warOf the 550 and 80 armored vehicles destroyed on the Russian side, 485 were human casualties (dead or wounded). An assassination.

ISW wrote yesterday: “Satellite imagery shows Russian (destroyed) Russian vehicles tightly bound at both ends of the bridge, allowing Ukrainian artillery to kill hundreds and destroy a large number of striking vehicles.”

—ISW (@TheStudyofWar) May 15, 2022

Satellite images

“Satellite images of (destroyed) Russian vehicles are closely packed on both ends of the bridge, clearly allowing Ukrainian gunmen to kill hundreds and destroy dozens of vehicles with concentrated strikes.” Around the river, explained at the American Institute.

Three months after the start of the “special military operation” in Ukraine, the Kremlin has not yet seen a positive outcome, a military disaster that is hard to hide from its people. Russian bloggers will no longer hesitate to openly criticize the Kremlin’s military strategy and contradict the official version of the promise that “everything is going as planned” on the Ukrainian grounds, in particular New York Times.