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Putin humiliated as Ukraine launch dramatic surprise attack on Russian forces – VIDEO

The Ukrainian 54th Mechanized Brigade’s assault on Russian forces in Maryinka metropolis, Donetsk Oblast, was captured on movie and reposted on social media. Russian troopers may be seen patrolling the world earlier than being caught unawares by the shelling. The positioning explodes because the troopers scramble to get to security. They run for canopy beneath a tin-roofed hut partially destroyed by earlier bombing. 

In the meantime, Russian forces have seized full management of the japanese Ukrainian metropolis of Severodonetsk, confirming Kyiv’s largest battlefield setback for greater than a month following weeks of a few of the battle’s bloodiest combating.

Ukraine known as its retreat from town a “tactical withdrawal” to struggle from larger floor in Lysychansk on the alternative financial institution of the Seversky Donets river. Professional-Russian separatists mentioned Moscow’s forces had been now attacking Lysychansk.

The autumn of Severodonetsk – as soon as dwelling to greater than 100,000 individuals however now a wasteland – was Russia’s largest victory since capturing the port of Mariupol final month. 

It transforms the battlefield within the east after weeks by which Moscow’s large benefit in firepower had yielded solely gradual positive aspects.

Russia will now be hoping to press on and seize extra floor on the alternative financial institution, whereas Ukraine will hope that the value Moscow paid to seize the ruins of the small metropolis will go away Russia’s forces weak to a counterattack in coming weeks.

Mayor Oleksandr Stryuk mentioned: “Town is now beneath the total occupation of Russia. They’re making an attempt to determine their very own order, so far as I do know they’ve appointed some form of commandant.” 

Kyrylo Budanov, Ukraine’s navy intelligence chief, mentioned that Ukraine was finishing up “a tactical regrouping” by pulling its forces out of Severodonetsk.

He mentioned: “Russia is utilizing the tactic … it utilized in Mariupol: wiping town from the face of the earth.

“Given the circumstances, holding the defence within the ruins and open fields is not potential. So the Ukrainian forces are leaving for larger floor to proceed the defence operations.”

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Russia’s defence ministry mentioned “on account of profitable offensive operations” Russian forces had established full management over Severodonetsk and the close by city of Borivske.

Russia’s Interfax information company cited a consultant of pro-Russian separatist fighters saying Russian and pro-Russian forces had entered Lysychansk throughout the river and had been combating in city areas there.

However Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday mentioned Ukraine would win again all of the cities it had misplaced to Russia, together with Severodonetsk, which lastly fell to Moscow’s forces earlier within the day.

In a late-night video deal with, he additionally mentioned Ukraine had been hit by 45 Russian missiles and rockets over the earlier 24 hours, which he described as a cynical try to interrupt his individuals’s spirits.

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