12 June 2024
Ukraine said Russia used human wave tactics to try to remove `thorns` in Kherson 0

Ukraine said Russia used human wave tactics to try to remove `thorns` in Kherson 0

(Dan Tri) - Nataliia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Southern Operational Command of Ukraine, said that the Russian army continued to attack the `sea of people` in the village of Krynky, Kherson province, without using armored vehicles.

(Dan Tri) – Nataliia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the Southern Operational Command of Ukraine, said that the Russian army continued to attack the `sea of people` in the village of Krynky, Kherson province, without using armored vehicles.

Location of Krynky and Kozachi Laheri settlement, 1.6km west (Photo: Liveuamap.com).

Speaking on television, Ms. Humeniuk said that on February 28, Russia only made one attack on Krynky but was unsuccessful because it could not rotate and reinforce troops.

This spokesman confirmed that Ukrainian soldiers `are ready to fight for positions and are trying to expand the bridgehead`.

Krynky is a small village about 30km from the city of Kherson in the province of the same name, located on the left bank currently controlled by Russia of the Dnieper River.

With the river crossing, Ukraine hopes that it can use this bridgehead as a base to begin moving armored vehicles and air defense systems across the river, moving closer to Crimea, the peninsula that Russia declared annexed.

The parties have many conflicting statements surrounding the Krynky situation.

Ukraine said Russia used human wave tactics to try to remove `thorns` in Kherson

Soldiers of Ukraine’s 65th Independent Mechanized Brigade near Robotyne, Zaporizhia province in southeastern Ukraine.

However, on February 21, Ukraine’s Southern Combat Command denied information from the Russian side.

According to a February 20 assessment by the US-based Institute for the Study of War, Russia appears to have recaptured some areas around the village of Krynky, but Ukraine still holds a limited area in the area.

Conquer every street

On February 27, Forbes writer David Ax reported that Ukrainian forces are not only holding Krynky but are also gradually advancing towards the nearby settlement of Kozachi Laheri, 1.6km to the west.

According to Forbes, fighting in this area is battles for individual streets and buildings, decided by which side has more drones.

Ukraine said Russia used human wave tactics to try to remove `thorns` in Kherson

Location of Krynky in Ukraine (Graphic: BBC).

Ukraine’s reconnaissance UAVs are on watch around the clock, monitoring for signs of Russian forces south of Krynky – including a mechanized division, an airborne division, two marine brigades and a mechanized brigade –

At night, Ukraine’s Baba Yaga UAV dropped bullets to attack Russian gathering points and spread mines on the roads.

Since October 2023, the Russian side has lost 222 vehicles trying to retake Krynky, including many 60-year-old T-62 tanks.

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