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Ukrainian artillery attacks 5 Russian strongholds and damages ammunition warehouses

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted a celebratory message on its Facebook page on Monday, notifying citizens that Ukrainian forces had damaged Russian strongholds and other key assets in attacks earlier in the day.

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his “special military operation” on Ukraine on February 24, convinced that he would quickly take control of the Eastern European country. Ukraine responded with a surprisingly strong defense, and troops are still fighting nearly seven months later.

In its latest update, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posts detailed actions of its troops against Russian forces on Facebook, including the destruction of several Russian strongholds and ammunition warehouses.

Ukrainian forces said they mounted attacks, with air forces targeting 11 concentrated areas with Russian troops and equipment, an anti-aircraft missile system and an ammunition dump. Other Ukrainian airstrikes destroyed a Russian aircraft and three unmanned aerial vehicles. Ukrainian rockets and artillery damaged five Russian strongholds in an effort that also damaged three ammunition warehouses.

Ukrainian soldiers board an armored vehicle in Novostepanivka, Kharkiv region on September 19, 2022. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted a celebratory message on its Facebook page on Monday, informing citizens that Ukrainian forces had damaged Russian strongholds and other key assets. in attacks earlier in the day.
Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

The message indicates that the enemy’s total losses are still being totaled. The attacks follow a heavy day of damage inflicted on Russian forces on Sunday, when 10 artillery systems, five units of military equipment and enemy troops were targeted. The post reported that more than 100 Russians were injured in the attacks.

“We believe in the armed forces! Together we will win! says the post. “Glory to Ukraine!”

Russian attacks

In addition to detailing the Ukrainian attacks, the message also described its defense efforts. On Monday, Ukraine defended enemy attacks in Mykolaivka Druha, Kurdyumivka and Zaitseve.

“The enemy continues to focus its efforts on organizing the defense and holding captured territories, attempts to completely occupy Donetsk Oblast, as well as disrupting the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain areas “, said the post. “He fires on the positions of our troops along the line of contact, takes measures to regroup his units in certain areas, introduces reserves and does not stop aerial reconnaissance.”

Airstrike and missile threats remain across Ukraine. On Monday, Russia launched four missiles and nine airstrikes, as well as more than 11 multiple rocket launcher attacks against military and civilian targets, according to the post, which said the attacks violate “norms of international humanitarian law, the laws and customs of war.”

Newsweek, who could not verify Ukraine’s claims in the message, reported that British intelligence showed Moscow was stepping up attacks on civilian infrastructure.

Other Ukrainian victories

In addition to targeting Russian resources, Ukraine has also persevered in other areas. He launched several counter-offensives to try to recover territories in the south and east of the country. A counter-offensive near Kharkiv forced Russian troops to withdraw from key towns they occupied. Another counteroffensive would have pinned Russian forces between Ukrainian troops and the Dnipro River.

Meanwhile, Putin is trying to bolster his forces, offering college furloughs to students fighting in the war and conscripting prisoners as morale and numbers dwindle.

Newsweek contacted the Russian Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for comments.