OLHA HLUSHCHENKO — THURSDAY, 4 AUGUST 2022, 01:56
Ukrainian defenders on the southern borders have struck Russian forces’ strong points in the Blahodatne and Pravdyne districts.
Source: Operational Command Pivden (South)
Quote: "The enemy continues to conduct combat operations on the occupied line of defence. In order to prevent the advance of our troops and restore its lost position, it is increasing the composition of the group on the Kryvyi Rih front by transferring units from the 35th Army of the Eastern Military District."
Details: Having mobilised forces to the company using armoured vehicles, the Russian army tried to conduct assaults on two fronts: Bilohirka – Andriivka and Sukhyi Stavok – Bila Krynytsia. In an attempt to regain their lost position, the Russian soldiers were unsuccessful and retreated.
Instead, Russian aircraft became more active. Two pairs of Su-25 attack aircraft attacked populated areas of the Beryslav district. Russian forces attacked the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine five times using pairs of helicopters. There were no casualties.
During the day, the southern outskirts of Kostromka were fired on using Grad MLRS. One person was killed, one was injured, three private houses and power lines were damaged.
Ukrainian Armed Forces aircraft carried out two strikes on Russian strong points in the Blahodatne and Pravdyne districts.
Russian forces suffered the following losses as a result of the actions of the [Ukrainian] missile and artillery units: 31 personnel, a T-72 tank, Gvozdika and Msta-B howitzers, 2 mortars, 3 armoured and other vehicles, and 1 reconnaissance drone.
It has been confirmed that the command post of the 22nd Army Corps of the Coastal Forces of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was destroyed in Chornobaivka.
"The full extent of the enemy losses is still being investigated," the message says.
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