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Victorious news of 377th day of war: AFU receive smart bombs, 130 defenders return from captivity, and Mavka outsells Avatar

7 March, 2023 Tuesday
23:49

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have received high-precision US JDAM-ER bombs, 130 defenders have returned from captivity, and the cartoon Mavka has outsold Avatar at the box office in Ukraine

Ukraine returns 130 defenders from Russian captivity

On March 7, Ukraine returned 130 soldiers from Russian captivity, including defenders of Mariupol and soldiers from Bakhmut and Soledar. According to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, 71 of the 87 defenders of Mariupol are from Azovstal steel plant. 

35 of those liberated were captured in the Donetsk sector – near Bakhmut and Soledar. Yermak emphasized that most of the liberated soldiers were seriously wounded.

Ukrainian aviation targets enemy ammunition depot in Oleshky

Missile and artillery units and aviation of the Air Force struck at the area of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment, command and observation post, as well as an ammunition depot in Oleshky. They also managed to target a T-72 tank and neutralize 12 Russian soldiers. This was reported by the South Operational Command.

In total, the aviation of the Ukrainian Defense Forces conducted six strikes on the areas of concentration of Russian personnel and military equipment during the day, and missile and artillery units hit 1 Russian Buk-M1-2 air defense missile system and 3 areas of concentration of enemy manpower during the day.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine received high-precision smart bombs from the United States

The Armed Forces of Ukraine can already use high-precision JDAM-ER smart bombs with a range of up to 72 km. This was stated by the Commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa James Hecker, War Zone reports.

"Recently, we've just gotten some precision munitions [to Ukraine] that had some extended range and go a little bit further than the gravity drop bomb and has precision [guidance]," Hecker said, confirming that he was referring to the precision JDAM-ER.

Mavka beats Avatar in terms of ticket sales in Ukraine

During its first weekend at the Ukrainian box office, Mavka. The Forest Song has outsold the American blockbuster Avatar: The Way of Water by the number of tickets sold. The animated film was watched by 189,000 people, and its box office revenues over four days amounted to UAH 24,903,241.

More than 80 countries have acquired the rights to show the cartoon, and more than 50 of them have already decided on the exact dates of the premiere. 

Russian occupation administrations moved from Henichesk to Crimea

Serhiy Khlan, a deputy of the Kherson Regional Council, said that the Russian occupiers are trying to create a collaborator town on the territory of Arabat Spit and are creating a government center there. 

"The occupation administrations were relocated to Genichesk, and now almost all the occupation administrations of the left-bank Kherson region have moved to Arabat Spit (a sand spit that separates the Azov Sea from Lake Syvash and stretches from the eastern part of the Crimean peninsula to the Kherson region - ed.), where they are creating a whole centre as a government quarter," said the Kherson regional council deputy.

According to him, some of the collaborators are fleeing to the annexed Crimea. 

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