Ukrainian troops shelled a Russian hangar and destroyed a 2S4 Tyulpan 240mm self-propelled mortar that was used to attack local houses and a bridge, Ukrainian military officials said.
The attack, carried out by the Ukrainian Rapid Reaction Brigade and members of the 24th Mechanized Brigade, took place in the easternmost Ukrainian region of Lugansk Oblast.
The National Guard of Ukraine said on May 22: “Video story of the brilliant liquidation of the 240-mm self-propelled mortar “Tyulpan” in the Luhansk region. With its equipment, the occupants destroyed the bridge between Severodonetsk and Lysychansk and destroyed houses in Severodonetsk.”
“The artillery of the NMU Rapid Reaction Brigade and the 24th Mechanized Brigade named after King Daniel’s fir trees lured the enemy out of the hangar and then destroyed it.
“Thanks to the Russian propagandists for the tip.
“In addition, at the same place, a fleet of enemy vehicles was destroyed.
“Let’s stop the enemy together!”
The 24th Mechanized Brigade said on May 22: “Another video showing the joint work of gunners from the Royal Brigade and the National Guard of Ukraine Rapid Intervention Brigade.
“It shows the bright moment when a 240 mm “Tyulpan” self-propelled mortar is destroyed, which the occupier used to blow up civilian infrastructure in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk.
“Unity is our strength.”
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin still calls a “special military operation.” Monday marks the 89th day of the campaign.
From February 24 to May 23, the total combat losses of Russian troops amounted to about 29,200 men, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia lost 1,293 tanks, 3,166 armored fighting vehicles, 604 artillery systems, 201 multiple rocket launcher systems, 93 anti-aircraft systems, 204 combat aircraft, 170 helicopters, 2,206 motor vehicles and tankers, 13 ships, 476 unmanned aerial vehicles, 43 special equipment units and 110 cruise missiles.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia’s invasion of Ukraine an “absolute failure” and said Russian leaders were afraid to acknowledge “catastrophic mistakes were made at the highest military and state level” .
Zelensky also said that Ukraine was determined to regain control of the southern cities of Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Enerhodar and Mariupol, currently occupied by Russian forces.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.