Ukraine Says Forces Have Destroyed Russian Artillery Battery in Kherson

A Russian artillery battery has been destroyed by defending troops, according to images shared by Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Center for Strategic Communications (StratCom) said on July 10 that the attack took place in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson Oblast.

The footage shows a line of hidden Russian military equipment ablaze in a rural area.

Zenger News contacted the Ukrainian Center for Strategic Communications for further comment, as well as the Russian Ministry of Defense, but had not received a reply at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a "special military operation." Monday marks the 138th day of the invasion.

Missile
The Ukrainian military shared that they destroyed a Russian artillery battery in the Kherson region in Ukraine. The footage shows a line of hidden Russian military equipment ablaze in a rural area. Zenger/@AFUStratCom

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and July 11, Russia had lost about 37,400 personnel, 1,645 tanks, 3,828 armored combat vehicles, 838 artillery units, 247 multiple launch rocket systems, 109 air defense systems, 217 warplanes, 188 helicopters, 676 drones, 155 cruise missiles, 15 warships, 2,696 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 66 units of special equipment.

The Ukrainian military said Tuesday that defending troops had successfully fended off an enemy assault on Krasnopillia while also preventing the Russians from carrying out an offensive on Marinka in Donetsk Oblast.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office says that Russia has committed over 22,500 war crimes and crimes of aggression against Ukraine.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia has only just begun its campaign in Ukraine and dared the West to attempt to defeat it on the battlefield.

Putin told parliamentary leaders: "Everyone should know that, by and large, we haven't started anything yet in earnest."

He added: "The further it goes, the harder it will be for them to negotiate with us."

Russia's defense ministry has claimed that it killed Ukrainian servicemen who were trying to raise Ukraine's flag on the recently retaken Snake Island but Ukraine has denied that any of its servicemen on the island were killed.

The Institute for the Study of War, a U.S.-based think tank, has said that Russia may be temporarily easing its offensive in eastern Ukraine in an "operational pause" as its forces rest before attempting to reassemble for a new offensive.

Ukraine has summoned the ambassador of Turkey, claiming that Turkey has allowed a Russian ship carrying thousands of tons of grain allegedly stolen from Ukraine to leave exports to one of its ports. Kyiv alleges that the vessel is transporting stolen cargo amounting to 7,000 tons of grain.

The United Nations has warned of a "looming hunger catastrophe" due to Russia's blockade on Ukrainian grain exports.

The resignation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been met with sadness in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, most notably by Volodymyr Zelensky, who called him a "true friend of Ukraine."

However, Moscow reacted with delight at the departure of the British prime minister, with a Kremlin spokesperson saying: "He doesn't like us. We don't like him either."

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.