This was announced on Saturday, May 14, in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Russian troops destroyed a unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), which was trying to cross the pontoon crossing over the Seversky Donets River. It was discovered by the crew of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The Russian Defense Ministry clarified that the armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hidden in a forest, reports TASS. “The pontoon crossing was completely destroyed by artillery fire and sank. The enemy armored vehicles with crews that managed to cross the pontoons were destroyed during the battle by the fire of Russian artillerymen and crews of infantry fighting vehicles,” the Defense Ministry said. Part of the Ukrainian armored vehicles was captured by the Russian military.
Earlier, the Defense Department reported that five command posts and two ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit by high-precision airborne missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the areas of the settlements of Disputed and Berestovoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Also, Russian air defense systems destroyed 13 UAVs of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.