The Russian Defense Ministry reported on the failed attempt of the APU offensive

Ukrainian soldiers . Archive photo

Ukrainian troops suffered heavy losses, after an unsuccessful attempt to advance in Mykolaiv and Kherson oblasts on the three areas reported the Russian defense Ministry.

“During the fighting destroyed 26 of Ukrainian tanks, 23 infantry fighting vehicles, nine other armoured fighting vehicles, downed two su-25. <...> The loss of the enemy in manpower of more than 560 soldiers,” said the Agency.

It stressed that the Ukrainian troops attempted an attack on the direct orders of President Vladimir Zelensky.

That Ukraine launched an offensive on the southern front, was announced on Monday by Reuters with reference to the official representative of the operational command South of the Ukrainian Ministry of defense Natalia Gumenyuk.

Russia from 24 February to conduct military operation on the demilitarization and de-Nazification of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin called it the task of “protecting people, who for eight years harassed, genocide by the Kiev regime”. He stressed that the ultimate aim is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia.

The Russian military took control of the Kherson region and Azov part of the Zaporozhye region, occupying the major cities such as Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Ukraine, and cut off from the sea of Azov. In both regions formed the new administration, is the broadcasting of Russian TV channels and radio stations are restored trade and transport links with the Crimea. The regions have announced plans to join Russia.