Russian forces have already been “publicly humiliated” by Ukraine’s usage of U.S-supplied High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) in Kherson, in accordance with author Louise Mensch.
Two key bridges in to the Russian-occupied city of Khersonwhich Kyiv has been attempting to retakewere heavily damaged by strikes on Wednesday, the British Ministry of Defence said.
Ukrainian authorities reported on Saturday that the final working bridge on the river in your community have been damaged, further crippling Russian supply lines, based on the Associated Press.
Mensch, a former Conservative person in Britain’s parliament, described it as “the best tactical success in modern military history.”
Russian forces were “successfully baited right into a giant motti, forced to hightail it,” Mensch said. Newsweek cannot independently verify whether any Russian forces had retreated.
Alongside a video that apparently captured a HIMARS strike on the Antonivsky road bridge, Mensch wrote: “Not merely is this beautiful, accurate fire, and a complete failure of @MOD_Russia air defense, it’s clear @DefenceU are taking no chances and ensuring the Antonovsky bridge remains inoperable.”
She cannot immediately be contacted for further comment. Russian and Ukrainian officials have already been contacted for comment.
In Saturday’s update, British defense officials said both “primary road bridges giving usage of the pocket of Russian occupied territory on the west bank of the Dnipro in Kherson Oblast are actually probably out useful for the purposes of substantial military resupply.”
The update said Russia had only made “superficial repairs” to the Antonivsky bridge, which “likely remains structurally undermined.”
A primary rail bridge near Kherson was “further damaged” the other day, based on the update.
“Even though Russia manages to create significant repairs to the bridges, they’ll remain an integral vulnerability,” it said.
“Ground resupply for the number of thousand Russian troops on the west bank is nearly certainly reliant on just two pontoon ferry crossing points.”
Which means how big is any stockpiles Russia has were able to establish on the river’s west bank “may very well be a key element in the force’s endurance.”
Meanwhile, Russian forces on Sunday fired rockets on the Mykolaiv region in southern Ukraine, killing a minumum of one person,
And concern keeps growing concerning the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest, which includes been hit by shelling.
Both sides have blamed another for the shelling, which includes raised alarm concerning the prospect of a nuclear catastrophe.
Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s envoy to international organizations located in Vienna, called on Ukraine to avoid attacking the plant to be able to allow an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
“It’s important that the Ukrainians stop their shelling of the station and offer security guarantees to members of the mission,” he said, in accordance with Russian state news agency Tass. “A global team can’t be delivered to work under continuous artillery shelling.”
On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on the Telegram messaging platform that each day the plant is occupied by Russian forces “increased rays threat to Europe so much that even at the peak moments of the confrontation through the Cold War, this didn’t happen.”
Zelensky said Ukrainian diplomats and representatives from allied nations will “do everything to make sure that the brand new sanctions against Russia necessarily block the Russian nuclear industry.”