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Ukraine thwarts Russia’s biggest tank offensive since onset of full-scale invasion

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April 2,2024 666
Ukraine thwarts Russia’s biggest tank offensive since onset of full-scale invasion

Ukraine repelled the largest tank attack by Russia since the start of the full-scale invasion, writes Forbes, citing sources in the Ukrainian military. The Russians failed to advance. 

On Saturday [March 30th – ed.], the Russian army launched what may have been one of the largest-scale tank assaults of Russia’s 25-month wider war on Ukraine. It ended in one of the largest-scale tank massacres of Russia’s 25-month wider war on Ukraine. When the smoke cleared, the Russians had left behind—on a road west of the ruins of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine – a third of their tanks,” the journalists wrote. 

For weeks leading up to the attack, the Russians primarily used infantry to advance west of Avdiivka – due to a lack of transport after significant losses during the capture of Avdiivka in February.

In recent days, the situation has changed. “On the Avdiivka direction, the enemy has reintroduced the employment of armored vehicles, including tanks,” the Ukrainian Center for Defense Strategies on April 29 – one day before the attack.

The operation involved almost 40 tanks and 12 BMPs from the Russian army’s 6th Tank Regiment – part of the 90th Tank Division. The occupiers attacked along the road leading from the Russian-occupied Tonenke to the Ukrainian-controlled village of Umanske, writes Forbes.

The Ukrainian 25th Brigade spotted the 48-vehicle column – and hit it hard. “Twelve tanks and eight BMPs were taken out,” wrote “Kriegsforscher,” a drone-operator with the Ukrainian 36th Marine Brigade. “Pure madness,” the text reads.

Cover: 25th Air Assault Brigade capture