Ukrainian Defenders Blitz Russian Base Set Up in Seized House

Footage from Ukraine's military purportedly shows Ukrainian troops blitzing a Russian base set up in a seized private house.

The Ukrainian military said the attack took place at a private property in the city of Sievierodonetsk in the easternmost Ukrainian region of Luhansk Oblast.

According to the 3rd Separate Special Forces Regiment, the enemy stronghold was destroyed in the attack and the Russian unit was killed.

Ukrainian troops hit Russian base in house
Special Forces of Ukraine purportedly destroyed a house set up as a base for Russian soldiers near Severodonetsk, Ukraine, in May 2022. @3o1k/Zenger

The 3rd Separate Special Forces Regiment said on May 26: "This video shows that the Russian killers will be punished, no matter how they try to hide.

"Thanks to SSO (Special Operations Forces) soldiers of Ukraine, Russian occupiers who tried to fire a 120-mm mortar near Sievierodonetsk were destroyed.

"The enemy set up their position right in the garden of a captured private house. However, this did not save them. According to confirmed data, the enemy was killed as a result of the attack of Ukrainian soldiers.

"After the 'arrivals' from our side, the enemy's position was left covered in rubbish, which is fully consistent with the meaning of their lives and deaths."

In related news, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Donbas could be left uninhabited by the ongoing invasion and accused Russia of carrying out a "genocide" in the region.

The city of Sievierodonetsk is currently suffering an onslaught of Russian shelling and there were reports of three explosions overnight in the city of Dnipro.

The death toll from shelling in Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv on May 26 has now reached nine people, including a baby.

Zelensky said Thursday night that lives are lost in Ukraine every moment the West delays putting more pressure on Russia.

His foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said Ukraine would not be able to counter the Russian offensive without more heavy weapons.

U.S. officials said the Biden administration is considering supplying Ukraine with the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

The maximum firing range of the light multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the U.S. Army is 186 miles.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported earlier Friday that from February 24 to May 27, Russia had lost about 29,750 troops in addition to 1,322 tanks, 3,246 armored fighting vehicles, 623 artillery systems, 201 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 air defense systems, 206 warplanes, 170 helicopters, 503 unmanned aerial vehicles, 115 cruise missiles, 13 warships, 2,226 military vehicles and fuel tankers, and 48 units of special equipment.

While the Russian MoD reported earlier Friday that over the same period, Ukraine had lost 179 warplanes, 127 helicopters, 1,019 unmanned aerial vehicles, 323 air defense systems, 3,266 tanks and armored fighting vehicles, 433 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,682 artillery systems, and 3,190 military vehicles.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what Russian President Vladimir Putin initially called a "special military operation" to "demilitarize and denazify" Ukraine.

The Kremlin is still calling it a "special military operation" but now says the goal is to "protect Donbass." May 27 marks the 93rd day of the invasion.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.