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Ukrainian 128th brigade thwarts Russian assault in Zaporizhzhia, captures 11 Russians

14 February, 2024 Wednesday
10:40

The 128th Separate Transcarpathian Mountain Assault Brigade successfully defended against an enemy attack in the Zaporizhzhia region, capturing 11 Russian soldiers in the process

This was reported on the brigade's official page.

According to the brigade's account, “the Russian assault was halted near our positions, with armored vehicles targeted and damaged by artillery. Subsequently, disoriented enemy infantry sought cover. The 128th brigade's assault group then advanced, clearing the gray zone. After effective machine gun fire, the surviving enemies wisely surrendered. The entire surrender process was recorded on video.”

Among the captives are former prisoners, Dagestanis, and a resident of St. Petersburg, all identified as members of the 71st Motorized Rifle Regiment of the Russian Army.

The brigade highlighted their role in providing valuable information to counter-intelligence agents, contributing to the prisoner exchange fund.

For context, the 128th Separate Transcarpathian Mountain Assault Brigade is a unit of mountain infantry in Ukraine's Ground Forces, operating under the operational command "West," headquartered in Mukachevo, with units located in the Transcarpathian region. Formed after the re-organization of the 128th Mechanized Division, its origins trace back to the 128th Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the former Soviet Army.

  • In previous incidents, the 10th brigade used an FPV drone to destroy an occupier's 120-mm mortar, while the 71st brigade achieved a precise hit, eliminating a Russian T-80 tank.
  •  Additionally, a Russian Typhoon-K armored vehicle, valued at $2.5 million, was destroyed by the 71st brigade.
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