Pivden [South]: Ukrainian Armed Forces kill 20 Russian troops and destroy 2 ammunition depots

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OLHA HLUSHCHENKO - THURSDAY, 23 JUNE 2022, 02:30

Ukrainian defenders have killed 20 Russian troops and destroyed ammunition depots and equipment on the southern defence line.

Source: Pivden [South] Operational Command

Quote: "A helicopter struck our positions, but the Ka-52 quickly retreated under our return fire.

The enemy also launched three missile strikes against the southern regions over the course of the day.

A massive missile strike of seven Onyx-type missiles was launched by the enemy against Mykolaiv.

The city's industrial and social infrastructure was hit. Fires broke out in several areas as a result of the strikes. Dry grass and tanks containing sunflower oil caught fire. A major fire over an area of more than 300 square metres has been extinguished.

According to current information, one civilian was killed and two others injured."

Details: Russian forces also attacked the Odesa region twice. Both missiles were destroyed over the sea by air defence units.

A total of 20 invaders were killed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the course of 24 hours in firing missions by missile and artillery units.

Ukrainian defenders also disabled Russian equipment, including:

  • One Msta-S self-propelled howitzer

  • One 23 mm anti-aircraft gun

  • One tractor

  • Four vehicles

  • Two ammunition depots in Kherson Oblast

Final enemy losses are being confirmed.

"The group of ships from the enemy’s fleet now consists of 5 missile-launching and 3 large landing ships. An intensified storm has forced a certain shift of forces, but this does not change the essence of the task and the severity of the threat. There is also an increased probability of uncontrolled movement of sea mines, particularly towards the coast," Pivden Operational Command said in a statement.