Nine Russian attempts to cross river in Donbas thwarted by Ukrainian paratroopers
Paratroopers destroyed at least 73 units of equipment
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"When the enemy tried to build a pontoon crossing and make a forced crossing of the river on the eastern axis, the artillery of the 80th separate air assault brigade again dealt the enemy a heavy blow, destroying pontoons and thwarting nine attempts at crossing, ” reads the statement.
The paratroopers reportedly destroyed at least 73 units of equipment, including:
● T-72 tank;
● armored personnel carriers;
● air combat vehicle;
● armored personnel carrier;
● other special equipment.
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"By ruining the enemy's plan to cross the river for another offensive, the paratroopers destroyed an entire battalion-tactical group of invaders," the press center added.
Russia is attempting to cross the Siverskyi Donets River to further advance its attack on Ukrainian territory in the Donbass.
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