Russian barge with military equipment and personnel sunk near Nova Kakhovka

Russian barge with military equipment and personnel sunk near Nova Kakhovka

Ukrainian defenders prevented an attempt by the Russian forces to set up a crossing over the Dnipro in the area of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, by destroying a barge loaded with personnel, weapons and military equipment.

The Operational Command South said this in a Facebook post, Ukrinform reports.

"The situation in our operational area remains steadily tense, but under our control. The enemy continues to focus efforts on defense organization and attempts to keep control of captured territories. It tries to disrupt the active operations of the Defense Forces, shells the positions of our troops along the contact line. In some directions, the enemy is taking measures to regroup its units, deploy reserves, and activate air reconnaissance," the report reads.

It is noted that aviation of the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched 15 strikes on the enemy, destroying Orlan-10 and Orlan-30 UAV of operational-tactical level.

The General Staff notes that attempts by the Russian forces to set up an alternative crossing across the Dnipro - in the area of Nova Kakhovka and Kozatske – had no success. The crossing could not withstand fire control. “The barge, loaded with weapons, equipment and personnel, came under fire and replenished the underwater fleet of the occupiers," the Ukrainian military said.

The missile and artillery units of the Ukrainian defense forces performed more than 260 fire missions, including on four areas of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment in the Beryslav, Henichesk, Kakhovka and Kherson districts,  and on bridges and alternative crossings - pontoons and barges.

The confirmed enemy losses include 90 soldiers, three tanks, eight units of other armored vehicles, three Msta-B and Msta-S howitzers, four 152 mm Akatsia self-propelled systems, two Hiatsint-S self-propelled guns, six Grad MLRS and an ammunition depot in Pravdyne.

 As reported, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 54,650 Russian troops from February 24 to September 19, 2022.


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