Ukrainian forces have performed a “lightning-fast operation” which liberated the city of Andriyivka in simply “two days.”
The operation noticed the “elimination” of the 72nd separate motorized rifle brigade of Russia within the city based mostly within the Donetsk area.
Ukrainian forces are continually gaining new footholds in varied positions of undisclosed areas which is seeing huge losses on either side.
The third Ukrainian Separate Assault Brigade mentioned in a press release, “Because of a lightning-fast operation, the Russian garrison of Andriyivka was surrounded, reduce off from the principle forces and destroyed.
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“In two days, the third Separate Assault Brigade eradicated: the pinnacle of the enemy’s brigade reconnaissance; three battalion commanders; virtually your complete infantry of the 72nd brigade, together with officers and a major quantity of kit.”
The Brigade command mentioned, The seize and retention of the village of Andriyivka is our path to a breakthrough on the best flank from Bakhmut, and the important thing to the success of your complete additional offensive.
“We’re paying a excessive value for the outcomes of those battles. And the blood of every of our fighters can be repaid solely with blood.”
The press officer of the third Particular Operations Brigade Oleksandr Borodin mentioned the city was fully destroyed, including there was no civilian inhabitants left in Andriyivka.
Borodin mentioned on Friday, “There are not any civilians there. It is a pretty small settlement, there have been solely Russian troopers there and for fairly a very long time.
“That’s, it’s not even weeks or a month – many months, if not since winter, there was nobody there. For the reason that settlement is small, and it was closely broken when the enemy attacked within the winter, after they had been advancing.
“Even then it was very a lot destroyed, and now what stays is what stays.”