Russian troops stormed positions of the armed forces of Ukraine in the direction of southern Donetsk.
More specifically, and according to today's publication of Russian Channel 5, Russian army soldiers attacked Ukrainian positions in the direction of southern Donetsk. According to RIA Novosti, Moscow's state media service, a large-scale Russian artillery operation took place a day ago in support of today's assault.
The landing force consisting of 15 people successfully completed its mission without any casualties, Russian media reported. According to one of the fighters involved in the mission, the Ukrainian soldiers were driven out of several of their positions during the Russian raid.
In other news, a group of Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian troops along with their ammunition.
In more detail, a far from ordinary incident occurred on the front line in the direction of Svatovo-Kremenaya. In particular, a group of soldiers from the armed forces of Ukraine voluntarily surrendered to the Russian army. However, before they surrendered, the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine used an open channel on their radios to communicate and inform the Russian side of their decision. This information was confirmed by a Russian source.
According to the source, the Ukrainian soldiers not only surrendered without resistance but also handed over several boxes of ammunition to the Russians. The reasons behind this decision by the Ukrainian group remain unknown, but most probably they surrendered due to low morale and extreme physical fatigue. Another possible reason is disagreement with the military command in Kiev.
In any case, the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian front remains tense, with incidents such as the above further diminishing the morale of the Ukrainian army. While it was unusual that the Ukrainians also handed over quite a bit of ammunition to the Russians, it was certainly not the first time that Kiev fighters had voluntarily and without resistance surrendered to Moscow's fighters. Such mass surrenders have been observed in other areas of the front and not only in the direction of Zaporizhzhya.
Ukrainian soldiers have complained more than once about the decisions of the country's highest military leadership, as well as the decisions of unit commanders, decisions which often result in the certain death of Ukrainian men.