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Russian assaults intensify in Orikhiv direction - commander Tarnavskyi

7 March, 2024 Thursday
17:41

Commander of the Tavria Operational and Strategic Group of Troops Oleksandr Tarnavskyi told about intensification of Russian attacks in Zaporizhzhia region

He reported this on Telegram.

According to him, in the operational area over the past day, the Russian occupation forces launched 24 air strikes, 3 missile strikes, 127 'kamikaze' drone strikes, 57 combat clashes and 899 artillery shellings.

"In the Avdiivka sector, our defenders repelled 21 Russian attacks. In the Novopavlivka sector, the enemy tried to break through the defense of our troops 20 times. The enemy became much more active in the Orikhiv sector, where 16 Russian assaults on the Robotyne ledge were repelled," said the commander.

Over the past day, total Russian losses amounted to: 

  • in manpower - 389 people (killed and wounded, as well as 3 captured); 
  • in weapons and military equipment - 54 units, not including UAVs (3 tanks, 10 armored personnel carriers, 19 artillery systems, 1 ATGM, 1 SPG/AGS, 17 vehicles, 3 units of special equipment);
  • 312 UAVs of various types were neutralized or shot down.

Among the destroyed Russian equipment - two 203-mm self-propelled guns 2S7 Pion, 152-mm self-propelled howitzer 2S3 Akatsiya, another video surveillance system Murom-M.

The Ukrainian Defense Forces also destroyed 3 more Russian ammunition depots.

  • On March 7, Ivan Tymochko, a serviceman and chairman of the Reservists' Council of the Ukrainian Army, noted that Russia's aggression was linked to Putin's own political plans.

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