Ukrainian Paratroopers Reportedly Destroy Over a Dozen Russian Tanks and Combat Vehicles

Ukrainian paratroopers destroyed more than a dozen Russian tanks and armored combat vehicles, military officials say.

The 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces said they destroyed 11 armored combat vehicles, three tanks, and an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Russian Armed Forces.

The Ukrainian brigade, garrisoned in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, said on May 21: "Well done! Beautiful! Peasant! (sic) - Every time, such words are heard after a successful hit of the Moscow demon."

Ukrainian paratroopers strike Russian combat vehicles
Lviv paratroopers destroyed three Russian tanks, 11 armored combat vehicles and an Orlan-10 in one day in May 2022, according to Ukrainian military officials.

"In a day, our beauties destroyed a sufficient number of weapons of the Russian occupation forces, namely: 3 tanks, 11 armored combat vehicles and an Orlan-10 [drone].

The brigade added: "To be continued..."

The Command of the Assault Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said: "Over the past 24 hours, three tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, and two landing combat vehicles were destroyed by anti-tank units of 80th Separate Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"We continue to fight and destroy the invaders of our native land! DShV - always first! Glory to Ukraine!"

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is still calling a "special military operation." May 23 marks the 89th day of the campaign.

From February 24 to May 23, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 29,200 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,293 tanks, 3,166 armored fighting vehicles, 604 artillery systems, 201 multiple launch rocket systems, 93 anti-aircraft systems, 204 warplanes, 170 helicopters, 2,206 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 476 unmanned aerial vehicles, 43 units of special equipment, and 110 cruise missiles.

Last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia's invasion of Ukraine an "absolute failure" and said Russian leaders were afraid to acknowledge "that catastrophic mistakes were made at the highest military and state level."

Zelensky also said that said Ukraine is determined to reclaim control over the southern cities of Kherson, Melitopol, Berdiansk, Enerhodar, and Mariupol, currently occupied by Russian forces.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.