Around sixty Russian soldiers were killed in a Ukrainian attack

Around sixty Russian soldiers were killed in a Ukrainian attack at a training ground

From Le Figaro with AFP

Published 2 hours ago, updated 26 minutes ago

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The attack in the occupied part of the Kherson region claimed by Kiev was confirmed by Russian military bloggers.

The Ukrainian army said on Thursday, February 22, that it had “killed or seriously injured” around sixty Russian soldiers in an attack on a training area in the occupied part of the region. The second such attack was reported in the Kherson region in recent days. Ukrainian forces on Wednesday carried out “three attacks” on this site near the village of Podo-Kalynivka on the left bank of the Dnieper, which was occupied by the Russian army in that region, said Natalia Goumeniouk, the Ukrainian military spokeswoman in charge of southern Ukraine. said AFP.

About sixty Russian soldiers were “killed or seriously injured,” she said. The Ukrainian army also released a video filmed with a drone in which we can see three explosions in a sandy area on the edge of forest areas. According to Natalia Goumeniouk, who previously spoke on Ukrainian television, this land will be used to train Russian soldiers who will be sent to attack a bridgehead that Kiev established in late 2023 near the village of Krynky on the left bank of the Dnieper.

Russia claimed on Tuesday that it had recaptured the Krynky area, something Kiev denies. Wednesday's attack was confirmed by Russian military bloggers. The Russian army-affiliated Telegram Rybar channel also reported three attacks, the last of which was said to have targeted a team investigating the two previous attacks. According to Rybar, this training area is located in Ukraine's Olechkivsky Pisky National Park, about fifteen kilometers from Krynky.

At least 60 Russian soldiers killed

This attack, carried out on Wednesday, came a day after another Ukrainian attack on another Russian training site in the Donetsk region, according to Russian military bloggers. According to broadcaster Rybar, the Ukrainian attack hit land near the town of Volnovakha on Tuesday and was carried out with an American Himars multiple rocket launcher system. According to the Russian BBC service, troops from the 36th Motorized Rifle Brigade based in the Transbaikalia region of Siberia were waiting for the arrival of a commander. According to the BBC, at least 60 soldiers may have been killed.

Alleged photos of victims of the attack published on Telegram show more than fifteen dead soldiers lined up before being transported away. Ukrainian authorities have not commented on this attack. On Telegram on Wednesday, the Russian governor of the Transbaikalia region told him that the information being spread was “false” and “greatly exaggerated,” while promising to help the soldiers’ families.

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