Ukrainian Columns Hit By Artillery, Mines In Zaporizhzia

Russian drone footage shows massive armored columns of Ukrainian equipment, including Leopard tanks, assaulting Russian positions in the Zaporizhzia region.


The Ukrainian units appear to take significant equipment losses, but the poor quality of the Russian drone imagery makes it hard to identify what vehicles were struck.


The effectiveness of the first waves of the much-awaited Ukrainian offensive is yet to be seen. There is a lot of misinformation from both sides. While it appears Ukrainian attacks are getting hit hard, there are also reports that these units are breaking through Russian lines and pushing Russian forces back.


Given the flat, open nature of the terrain, losses can be expected as there is no ability to surprise the enemy or use defilade cover. It's not clear why Ukrainian artillery units didn't first destroy the Russian artillery units before pressing into the impact area.


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Russian drone footage shows massive armored columns of Ukrainian equipment, including Leopard tanks, assaulting Russian positions in the Zaporizhzia region.


The Ukrainian units appear to take significant equipment losses, but the poor quality of the Russian drone imagery makes it hard to identify what vehicles were struck.


The effectiveness of the first waves of the much-awaited Ukrainian offensive is yet to be seen. There is a lot of misinformation from both sides. While it appears Ukrainian attacks are getting hit hard, there are also reports that these units are breaking through Russian lines and pushing Russian forces back.


Given the flat, open nature of the terrain, losses can be expected as there is no ability to surprise the enemy or use defilade cover. It's not clear why Ukrainian artillery units didn't first destroy the Russian artillery units before pressing into the impact area.


About the Author

Author's Photo

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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