The Russian troops suffered major losses
The AFU have destroyed an entire regiment of Russian troops with rocket artillery, hitting a cluster of occupation troops with an air-burst strike from HIMARS.
Heavy losses are reported in the Russian troops. Generally, the regiment’s strength ranges from 900 to 1,500 men.
This was reported by Necro Mancer, a blogger from Donbass, on his Twitter page, quoting a post by a Russian on a Russian military public page.
The occupant said that his mobilised acquaintance was serving in a demining company and deployed in Ukraine. After his unit from the second line of defence was moved to the line of operations to clear mines, the entire Russian military regiment was hit by rocket artillery during a sleepover.
Survivors claim that the Ukrainian Armed Forces hit the Russian military’s concentration with an air-burst strike from HIMARS.
The eyewitness reports that the Russian regiment was not entrenched because it had been alleged that there would be no shelling in the area where they were stationed. Major losses were attributed to that, which resulted in the dismissal of some of the commanders.
“On the negative side: in the classic way, when advancing to the line of operations – go there, “it’s safe, there is no shelling”, on the overnight stay (of course, no one was entrenched) the whole regiment was destroyed (with whatever, a friend says that it was an air-burst strike from HIMARS). The heaviest losses occurred on that day. After that raid, the commander and senior officers were sort of removed, only two company officers were left from the old ones,” reads the report.
The specified type of projectile reported by the occupant is the M30A1. It is equipped with a warhead with 182,000 pre-formed tungsten fragments.