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Ukrainian special forces work with artillery units and eliminate Russian forces

Footage from the Ukrainian military reportedly shows its special forces working with artillery units to take out Russian equipment, ammunition and troops.

The coordinated operation was reportedly carried out by the Special Operations Forces (SSO) of Ukraine, which is a branch exclusively composed of “Spetsnaz” units, a type of special forces that usually carry out special reconnaissance operations, acts sabotage, and psychological warfare.

It is unclear where exactly the footage was taken, but the footage was obtained Thursday evening from the Special Operations Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, along with a statement that read: “SSO operators of Ukraine as well as the gunners masterfully set up tasks for the destruction of enemy equipment, ammunition and manpower. ”

Footage from the Ukrainian military reportedly shows its special forces working with artillery units to take out Russian equipment, ammunition and troops.

“This was preceded by an accurate reconnaissance of enemy clusters. SSO soldiers determined several places where the Russian army kept heavy weapons and ammunition.

“Later, our artillery joined the cause of the destruction of enemy forces. Thanks to precise adjustments of the SSO operators of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers suffered considerable losses.”

The images and a statement were also relayed by the Strategic Communications Department (StratCom) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Zenger News has contacted the Ukrainian Armed Forces Special Operations Forces Command for further comment, as well as the Russian Defense Ministry, but has not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation.” Friday marks the 121st day of the invasion.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 24, Russia lost about 34,530 men, 1,507 tanks, 3,637 armored fighting vehicles, 759 artillery units, 241 multiple rocket launcher systems, 99 air defense systems, 216 combat aircraft. , 183 helicopters, 622 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,553 motor vehicles and tankers and 60 units of special equipment.

The European Union on Thursday approved Ukraine’s request to become a candidate for membership in the bloc, which is currently made up of 27 countries. The decision was hailed in Brussels and Kyiv as a “historic moment”, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declaring that “Ukraine’s future is in the EU”.

The head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, has warned that Russia could stop supplying gas to Europe this winter. Several European countries have already received less Russian gas than expected in recent weeks, with European natural gas imports from Russia falling from around 40% to 20%.

Germany has moved closer to gas rationing after a drop in supplies from Russia.

British intelligence estimated that the so-called pro-Russian Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) lost 55% of its original forces.

US intelligence has revealed that Russia is exploiting the Black Sea ports of Odessa and Ochakiv to limit Ukraine’s ability to export grain.

Russia is now believed to control the entire city of Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, except for the Azot chemical plant.

Ukrainian officials have said there are currently no safe towns for civilians in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine as fighting intensifies.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.