Ukrainian forces successfully thwarted the Russian battalion’s river crossing and destroys at least 70 military vehicles.
Ukraine’s military released drone images on May 12 showing the remains of two pontoon bridges with ruins of 73 main battle tanks and armoured vehicles in the Siverskyi Donets River, in the Luhansk region.
Images show a bridge was completely destroyed along with dozens of Russian vehicles, inflicting heavy casualties
According to some reports, like one from Defense Express, units of the Russian army, which attempted to cross the Seversky Donets near the village of Belogorovka, Luhansk region, suffered a total loss.
Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February in what the Kremlin is now calling a “special military operation” to “protect Donbas”.
From 24th February to 9th May, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 25,650 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
A tally of Russian losses from the infamous failed Russian Siverskyi Donets river crossing near Bilohorivka.
In total 73 Russian equipment were destroyed/abandoned, including a BTG worth of AFVs.
Great thanks to J.P. for counting and sending it to me.
— BlueSauron👁️ (@Blue_Sauron) May 12, 2022