Ukrainian missile strike ‘kills more than 100 Russian soldiers who had grouped together’

Ukrainian strike ‘sends more than 100 Russian soldiers to Hell’: Kyiv military says large number of Putin’s men who grouped together during Battle of Soledar are wiped out in coordinated attack

  • More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in coordinated Ukrainian strike including special forces, gunners and rocket launchers in Soledar
  • In Soledar, a town in eastern Ukraine, the ground is scarred from fierce battles
  • Russian forces are aiming to take control of the nearby city of Bakhmut 

A Ukrainian missile strike killed more than 100 Russian soldiers who had grouped together during the Battle of Soledar, it has been claimed.

The Russian soldiers had been in the midst of a fierce gun battle in the town of Soledar, eastern Ukraine, when Ukrainian troops launched a Soviet-era Tochka-U missile at the group. 

Ukraine’s military said more than 100 Russian soldiers ‘went together to Hell’ in the coordinated attack, which involved special forces, gunners and rocket launchers.

Heavy fighting has broken out in Soledar, once a bustling salt-mining town in eastern Ukraine, and the ground is now scarred from a relentless stream of missiles and gunfire as Russian forces try to take control of the nearby and key city of Bakhmut.

A Ukrainian missile strike killed more than 100 Russian soldiers who had grouped together during the Battle of Soledar, it has been claimed. Pictured: Footage reportedly shows a group of Russian soldiers being hit by Ukrainian artillery in the fields surrounding the town of Soledar

A Ukrainian missile strike killed more than 100 Russian soldiers who had grouped together during the Battle of Soledar, it has been claimed. Pictured: Footage reportedly shows a group of Russian soldiers being hit by Ukrainian artillery in the fields surrounding the town of Soledar

Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Wednesday

Ukrainian army Grad multiple rocket launcher fires rockets at Russian positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Wednesday

Soledar, in the industrial Donbas region, lies just nine miles from Bakhmut, where troops from both sides have been taking heavy losses in some of the most intense trench warfare since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year

Soledar, in the industrial Donbas region, lies just nine miles from Bakhmut, where troops from both sides have been taking heavy losses in some of the most intense trench warfare since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year

Footage released by Ukraine’s special forces reportedly shows a group of Russian soldiers being hit by Ukrainian artillery in the fields surrounding the town. 

The Russian soldiers were spotted in large groups in several areas across Soledar by the Ukrainian special forces, who then relayed those coordinates to the high command.

Ukrainian troops opened fire at the Russian soldiers, while the Tochka-U tactical missile was also launched in a series of deadly strikes.

More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in the coordinated attack, while two machine gun positions and two mortars were also destroyed, the Ukrainian special forces said.

Soledar, in the industrial Donbas region, lies just nine miles from Bakhmut, where troops from both sides have been taking heavy losses in some of the most intense trench warfare since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year.

Russia is trying to take control of Bakhmut as it has a network of cavernous mining tunnels below the ground which can hold troops or tanks.

Russian troops have stepped up their assault of Soledar, forcing Ukrainian troops to bear wave after wave of attacks led by the Wagner mercenaries. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said last night fighting is still raging in the Soledar, where Putin’s Wagner contract group claimed it controlled.

The fate of Soledar remains uncertain after the Wagner group claimed it controlled the gateway town – but the Kremlin cautioned against declaring victory prematurely.

In his daily address Wednesday, Zelensky insisted the front was ‘holding’.

‘The terrorist state and its propagandists are trying to pretend’ to have achieved some successes in Soledar, Zelensky said, ‘but the fighting continues’.

Ukrainian soldiers on their positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on  Wednesday

Ukrainian soldiers on their positions in the frontline near Soledar, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on  Wednesday

Ukrainian army, of the 43rd Heavy Artillery Brigade fire a German howitzer Panzerhaubitze 2000, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near Soledar, on Wednesday

Ukrainian army, of the 43rd Heavy Artillery Brigade fire a German howitzer Panzerhaubitze 2000, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, near Soledar, on Wednesday

Russia’s attack on Soledar has come at a high price for Putin’s men, with more than 100 soldiers killed in the latest Ukrainian assault.

The Ukrainian special forces said: ‘More than 100 Russian soldiers went together to Hell in the Soledar area. This happened thanks to the coordinated work of SSO soldiers, gunners, and rocket launchers.

‘The concentration of the enemy in several areas was discovered by the operators of the Special Operations Forces. Artillery was directed at the enemy, and the Tochka-U tactical missile complex was also used in one of the areas.

‘As a result of these several strikes, the destruction of more than 100 occupiers, 2 machine gun positions and 2 mortars were confirmed.

‘In the video – one of the stages of working out the artillery according to the given coordinates.’

This is a breaking news story, more to follow…

Source

Related posts