Artillery vehicle

Ukraine says forces destroyed Russian artillery battery in Kherson

A Russian artillery battery was destroyed by defending troops, according to images shared by Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Strategic Communications Center (StratCom) said on July 10 that the attack took place in Ukraine’s southern region of Kherson Oblast.

Footage shows a line of Russian military equipment hidden on fire in a rural area.

Zenger News has contacted the Ukrainian Center for Strategic Communications for further comment, as well as the Russian Defense Ministry, but had not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” Monday marks the 138th day of the invasion.

The Ukrainian army said it destroyed a Russian artillery battery in the Kherson region of Ukraine. Footage shows a line of Russian military equipment hidden on fire in a rural area.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 11, Russia lost about 37,400 men, 1,645 tanks, 3,828 armored fighting vehicles, 838 artillery units, 247 multiple rocket launcher systems, 109 air defense systems, 217 warplanes. , 188 helicopters, 676 drones, 155 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,696 motor vehicles and tankers and 66 special equipment.

Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday that defending troops managed to repel an enemy assault on Krasnopillia while preventing the Russians from carrying out an offensive on Marinka in Donetsk Oblast.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office claims that Russia has committed more than 22,500 war crimes and crimes of aggression against Ukraine.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia had only just begun its campaign in Ukraine and challenged the West to try to defeat it on the battlefield.

Putin told the parliamentary leaders: “Everyone should know that, overall, we haven’t started anything in earnest yet.”

He added: “The longer it goes, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us.”

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed to have killed Ukrainian servicemen who tried to raise the Ukrainian flag on the recently recaptured Snake Island, but Ukraine denied that any of its servicemen on the island had been killed.

The Institute for the Study of Warfare, a US-based think tank, said Russia could temporarily ease its offensive in eastern Ukraine into an “operational pause” as its forces settle. rest before attempting to reassemble for a new offensive.

Ukraine has summoned the Turkish ambassador, claiming that Turkey has allowed a Russian ship carrying thousands of tons of grain allegedly stolen from Ukraine to leave for export to one of its ports. Kyiv alleges that the vessel is carrying stolen cargo amounting to 7,000 tonnes of grain.

The United Nations has warned of an “imminent hunger catastrophe” due to Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian grain exports.

The resignation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was greeted with sadness in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, in particular by Volodymyr Zelensky, who called him “a true friend of Ukraine”.

However, Moscow reacted happily to the British prime minister’s departure, with a Kremlin spokesman saying: “He doesn’t like us. We don’t like him either.”

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.