Kiev Lost Some 60 Troops, 20 Armored Vehicles During Snigirevka Attack - District Head
03:15 GMT 01.12.2022 (Updated: 03:58 GMT 01.12.2022)
© Russian Defence MinistryIn this handout video grab released by the Russian Defence Ministry, Russian servicemen are pictured by military equipment captured by Russian troops during Russia's military operation in Ukraine, near the village of Huta-Mezhyhirska, in Ukraine
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HENICHESK, Russia (Sputnik) - Some 60 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed, and 20 armored infantry vehicles had been destroyed during Ukraine's attempted attack on the town of Snigirevka a few hours before the withdrawal of the Russian military, Yuri Barbashov, the head of the Snigirevka district's administration, has told Sputnik.
"The Ukrainian armed forces had sent some 20 armored vehicles into a completely hopeless attack. They had been destroyed before reaching our positions a few kilometers away, and about 60 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed," he said.
Barbashov noted that the Ukrainian military was to redeploy to Snigirevka from the city of Nikolaev on November 10, with soldiers who were to attack the town saying they estimated their chances for survival against the Russian artillery at about 10%.
The official added that the Ukrainian side, "having sent several dozen people to slaughter," had known that the positions in Snigirevka were very heavily reinforced, from which one could see the terrain for several dozen kilometers. He said that the Ukrainian military entered the town only the next day.
Barbashov said the Ukrainian side had lost some 10,000 soldiers on the front line from Snigirevka to the Dnepr river in a month and a half before the withdrawal of Russian forces.
"If we take the military situation from Snigirevka to the Dnepr, Ukraine has lost at least 10,000 soldiers in a month and a half within the distance of these 20 kilometers," Barbashov said.
The official believes that the Kiev regime does not care that such a strategy will lead to the extermination of Ukrainian men, saying that "a few months of such a war and there will be no more men in Ukraine."