​Ukraine’s Military Sank the Second Barge with Russian Troops During Their Attempt to Force the Dnipro River

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The use of barges for crossing has already become the practice of the Russian army / ironic, illustrative photo
The use of barges for crossing has already become the practice of the Russian army / ironic, illustrative photo

The Operational Command South reported the destruction of another barge on which the russians tried to force the Dnieper

"Attempts to set up an alternative crossing across the Dnipro, in the area of Novaya Kakhovka and Kozatskyi, were unsuccessful. The crossing could not withstand fire control and stopped. The barge, loaded with weapons, equipment and personnel, came under fire and replenished the submarine fleet of the occupiers," - reported the Operational Command South in a summary for September 19.

Ukraine’s Military Sank the Second Barge with Russian Troops During Their Attempt to Force the Dnipro River, Defense Express
The barge of the Russian invaders, which is supposed to act as a "false target" for cruise missiles with a radar homing system, illustrative photo from open sources

It should be noted that this is the second case in recent days when just such an alternative watercraft came under the attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine . In particular, the report for September 17 reported the destruction of another barge with occupants.

Read more: Occupiers Attempts Build a Crossing Near the Kakhovska HPP (Photo)

In this situation, it is possible to pay attention not so much to the establishment of effective fire control over the logistical routes of the russian army, but to the fact that the use of such barges by the russians indicates a lack of regular army means for forcing water obstacles.

Ukraine’s Military Sank the Second Barge with Russian Troops During Their Attempt to Force the Dnipro River, Defense Express
russian troops became vulnerable losing access to the Dnipro’s West bank pocket through bridges in Kherson region

Also, the Operational Command South reported that in the area of responsibility for the past day, the confirmed losses of the enemy were 90 personnel, 3 tanks, 8 units of other equipment, 15 units of artillery and rocket-artillery weapons, in particular three Msta-B and Msta-S howitzers, four 152 mm Akatsia self-propelled systems, two self-propelled guns 2S5 Hyacinth-S, six Grad MLRS and an ammunition depot in Pravdyne.

As Defense Express reported, when the occupiers were retreating from Kharkiv region, the units of the 11th army corps of the Baltic Fleet of the Armed Forces of the russian federation lost more than 50% of their personnel and more than 200 units of military equipment.

Read more: ​Russian Army Running Out of Water in Occupied Kherson, Trying Escape on Motorboats