Putin’s army reeling after 600 dead in Russian border attacks, Ukraine says

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By journalsofus.com

Russia He supposedly lost 600 men in attacks on his border regions in recent days, and the operation has made it difficult Vladimir Putinwar efforts by keeping his troops distracted, according to Ukrainian intelligence.

The armed offensive – carried out by three Russian anti-Kremlin militias earlier this month—has also left more than 800 russians injured, according to Andrii Yusov, representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Main Intelligence Directorate. Speaking at a telethon on Monday, Yusov added that 20 Russian armored vehicles and seven tanks were damaged in the attacks, which he described as causing “serious enemy losses.”

He militia groups— the Russian Freedom Legion, the Russian Volunteer Corps and the Siberian Battalion — have said the goal of their campaign is to end the war against ukraine. They also damaged ammunition warehouses, shelters, towers with antennas, surveillance cameras, a cellular communication station, a bridge and other Russian fortifications.

Local Kremlin officials have alleged that the attacks killed only two russians and 12 injured, the AP reported. Moscow also claimed that its forces killed more than 400 enemy fighters and destroyed five tanks and four armored vehicles in the attacks.

Russia has accused kyiv of leading Russian militias in their rampage. The Ukrainian government has denied the accusation.

However, Yusov did not dismiss the militias from the attacks. “At home they have the right to do what they think is necessary,” Yusov said, adding that in Ukraine they operate as part of the Ukrainian forces.

The Ukrainian government has also been carrying out its own sabotage attacks against energy infrastructure inside Russia, in an apparent attempt to stifle Russian funding for the war.

Over the weekend, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Special Operations Forces and Unmanned Systems Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the Slavyansk-on-Kuban oil refinery in Krasnodar Krai from Russia, causing an explosion and a fire. said an SBU source Ukraine Pravda.

Slavyansk refinery It produces 4.5 million metric tons of crude oil a year, which is mainly for export, according to Reuters. Some of the facilities affected by the recent attacks represent approximately 12 percent of Russia’s total population. oil processing capacityaccording to Bloomberg.

The SBU source added that the Slavyansk-on-Kuban target was just one of 12 oil refineries attacked in Russia in recent days. Refineries in Ryazan, Nizhny Novgorod and Leningrad provinces have also been hit by drone attacks, according to the Kyiv Independent.

Russia claimed that Ukrainian saboteurs have launched 35 drones in total in recent days, disrupting electricity supplies in border areas, according to Reuters. Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Belgorod, said the attacks damaged power lines.

The SBU has assessed that the campaign aimed at damaging Russia’s energy infrastructure is successful, the source said. Ukraine Pravda.

“They are successful as a large-scale fire was reported near the atmospheric distillation towers, which were the main targets,” the source said.

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