Ukrainian marines say they tracked down and killed Russian troops in Donetsk

This video shows how Marines tracked down and killed Russian soldiers hiding in damaged buildings in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian forces.

The footage was obtained from the 503rd Battalion of the Separate Marine Corps of the Ukrainian Navy on August 20, along with a statement that read: “The closer to Independence Day, the more actively the Russians try to seize our land.

“They come in small groups, they try to join forces, thinking that we don’t know about them, or we won’t see them. But, they still don’t understand who they are dealing with. Well, now they will find out for themselves why we have such fertile black soil because people like them are buried four layers deep.”

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Russian soldiers reportedly approach a building in a field in the direction of Donetsk, Ukraine, on Saturday, August 20, 2022. According to Ukrainian forces, military units from their Navy destroyed two tanks and 12 Russian soldiers.

The Ukrainian Navy, broadcasting the footage, said on August 21: “On August 20, servicemen of the military units and units of the Marine Corps Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are part of the groups that resisted with firmness and courage to the Russian invaders in the fortified areas of the front.

“In the Donetsk direction, the marines destroyed two tanks, an armored personnel carrier and a vehicle with enemy ammunition. Our artillery units attacked a concentration of personnel and equipment of the invaders, as a result of which 12 invaders were killed and wounded, and a Hyacinth-S self-propelled howitzer was destroyed.

“Final enemy losses are being confirmed. Glory to Ukraine!”

The images were also transmitted by the Office of Strategic Communications (StratCom) of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Zenger News contacted the Ukrainian Navy and they said “the images were authentic and the information accurate.”

Zenger News has also contacted the Russian Defense Ministry for comment, but had not received a response at the time of this writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” Tuesday marks the 181st day of the war.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and August 22, Russia had lost about 45,400 troops, 1,919 tanks, 4,230 armored fighting vehicles, 1,032 artillery units, 266 multiple launch systems of rockets, 145 air defense systems, 234 combat aircraft. , 198 helicopters, 815 drones, 194 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 3,149 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 99 units of special equipment.

Russia has said its casualties have been much lower, but it provides infrequent updates on its latest figures.

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The image shows an explosion near buildings in a field area in the direction of Donetsk, Ukraine, on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The images were released by the 503rd Separate Battalion of the Marine Corps of the Ukrainian Navy.

president of ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said that “Russia may try to do something particularly ugly, something particularly vicious” as Ukraine prepares to celebrate 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union on Wednesday, August 24. Large gatherings have been banned in Kyiv for four days starting Monday in August. 22

Ukraine’s military has warned that Russian forces are positioning missile-capable warships and submarines in the Black Sea and air defense systems in Belarus.

Zaporizhzhia Regional Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said that the city of Nikopol, located on the right bank of the Dnipro River, not far from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, was bombed overnight on Sunday at Monday.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France have urged military restraint around the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

russian president Vladimir Putin and french president immanuel macron agreed to send a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect the plant, the Elysee Palace said in a statement.

Ukrainian officials have said that five Russian Kalibr cruise missiles were fired from the Black Sea in the Odessa region. Two were shot down by Ukrainian air defenses, while three of the Russian missiles hit agricultural targets and caused no casualties.

Russia said on Sunday the missiles had hit an ammunition depot containing US-made HIMARS rockets, but Ukraine said the Russians had hit a barn.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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