Russian Armed Forces thwarted the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Orekhovo
The decision of the command of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the RF Armed Forces thwarted the plans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to launch an offensive in the Zaporozhye region. This was facilitated by a massive fire strike on Orekhov the day before the planned enemy offensive.
The counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was scheduled for March 23-24. The main blow was going to be inflicted on the Orekhovsky site. To do this, a strike force was created in the city up to a reinforced battalion-tactical group.
The RF Armed Forces struck on the evening of March 21. In Orekhovo, it was possible to hit hotels and schools that housed the personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the newly formed assault brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine "Chervona Kalina".
Russian forces covered more than 20 targets. In addition to parking technique, several warehouses with artillery shells and ATGMs were destroyed. Preliminarily, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are estimated at 500 people killed and wounded. The latter are taken out towards Gulyai-Pole.
Earlier, military correspondents from near Artemovsk reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine relocated a large amount of military equipment from the Krivoy Rog region to Chasov Yar. Hundreds of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and light armored vehicles were seen in the vicinity of the city. Obviously, the enemy is preparing to attempt a counterattack and release Artemovsk.