WAR IN UKRAINE: Ukrainian Troops Bomb Russian Targets In Hotly Contested Sievierodonetsk

This is the moment Ukrainian troops bomb Russian targets in the hotly contested city of Sievierodonetsk.

The 57th Motorized Brigade, named after Cossack Ataman Kostya Gordienko, a formation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, said the strikes took place in Sievierodonetsk, where fighting has been focused recently, located in the easternmost Ukrainian region of Luhansk.

The Ukrainian brigade said on 5th June: “Day 102. Destruction of orcs in the city of Sievierodonetsk.”

Destroyed Russian fortifications and equipment in Severodonetsk in June 2022. (@57InfantryBrigade/Newsflash)

The Ukrainian Armed Forces claimed they have retaken half of the key eastern city, adding that Russian forces are continuing their push towards the city of Sloviansk near Sievierodonetsk.

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is still calling a “special military operation”. Today marks the 103rd day of the campaign.

From 24th February to 6th June, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 31,250 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Destroyed Russian fortifications and equipment in Severodonetsk in June 2022. (@57InfantryBrigade/Newsflash)

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,386 tanks, 3,400 armoured fighting vehicles, 690 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 96 anti-aircraft systems, 211 warplanes, 176 helicopters, 2,395 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 551 unmanned aerial vehicles, 53 units of special equipment, and 125 cruise missiles.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Centre for Strategic Communications (StratCom) claimed on 6th June that Russian Major General Roman Kutuzov was killed in a battle near Popasna in the Luhansk region.

StratCom said: “Exclusive. Meet. Commander of the DNR’s 1st Army Corps (of the orcs), Major General Roman Kutuzov has been officially denazified and demilitarized”.

Destroyed Russian fortifications and equipment in Severodonetsk in June 2022. (@57InfantryBrigade/Newsflash)

In related news, the United Kingdom has announced that it is sending its first long-range missiles to Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned of more attacks in Ukraine if the West sends long-range weapons.

Russian missiles struck Kyiv on Sunday in the first assault on the Ukrainian capital in weeks.

Destroyed Russian fortifications and equipment in Severodonetsk in June 2022. (@57InfantryBrigade/Newsflash)

Last week, the Russian MoD said that its Yars mobile missile systems, which can carry nuclear warheads and which boast a reported range of over 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles), were performing “intensive manoeuvring operations on combat patrol routes in the Ivanovo Region”, east of the Russian capital Moscow.

This came after US President Joe Biden said he will send Kyiv more advanced rocket systems that will help to strike enemy forces from a longer distance. These rocket systems have double the range of the rocket systems used by Russian forces and are said to be much more accurate.

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