Russian Column Gets Wrecked Before Retreating

Drone footage shows a recent failed Russian armored assault attempt in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, a suburb of Donetsk city, just west of town.


The armored column consisting of tanks and BTRs drives in a single file to mitigate the risk of AT mines. They soon come under accurate artillery fire and multiple vehicles are hit. The column rapidly changes course and starts returning to whence they came, but not before multiple pieces of equipment are lost. Infantry troop squads can be seen dismounting and retreating on foot.


Russia has lost a ridiculous amount of troops and equipment just a few miles to the north around Avdiivka. This attempt to move on Krasnohorivka may either be a diversion to get Ukraine to move troops away from Avdiivka, or perhaps they have given up on Avdiivka and now set their sights on Krasnohorivka. Regardless, it appears the results will be the same; heavy losses with little gain for Russian forces.


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Drone footage shows a recent failed Russian armored assault attempt in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka, a suburb of Donetsk city, just west of town.


The armored column consisting of tanks and BTRs drives in a single file to mitigate the risk of AT mines. They soon come under accurate artillery fire and multiple vehicles are hit. The column rapidly changes course and starts returning to whence they came, but not before multiple pieces of equipment are lost. Infantry troop squads can be seen dismounting and retreating on foot.


Russia has lost a ridiculous amount of troops and equipment just a few miles to the north around Avdiivka. This attempt to move on Krasnohorivka may either be a diversion to get Ukraine to move troops away from Avdiivka, or perhaps they have given up on Avdiivka and now set their sights on Krasnohorivka. Regardless, it appears the results will be the same; heavy losses with little gain for Russian forces.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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