Ukrainian forces have inflicted huge losses on units from Russia’s 49th army, as Kyiv’s counteroffensive in the south gathers momentum.
Recent estimates from Ukraine’s military claim that over 37,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in action since the beginning of hostilities on February 24.
Oleksiy Arestovych, a political and military columnist, claimed that the command post of Russia’s 49th Army was targeted by Ukrainian forces.
According to preliminary information, more than 100 Russians were killed and around 200 were injured.
Mr Arestovych posted a photo on Twitter of thick black smoke rising from the city of New Kakhovka in Kherson province.
He wrote: “Yesterday’s attack on the command post of the 49th army, air defence, and warehouses with missiles for air defence.
“According to preliminary data, more than a hundred were destroyed, about 200 were wounded, half of whom were severe, some of whom will not survive.”
He added: “There were urgent evacuation groups for some VIP-wounded and killed.
“It is impossible to rejoice at the deaths of people, even if they are enemies.
“But you can rejoice at the combat effectiveness of your army.”
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