Repelled a series of massive attacks from the Kyiv Regime
Russian forces repelled a series of massive attacks from the Kyiv regime on the flanks of the town of Bakhmut. Despite significant mobilization of both manpower and equipment for this operation, Kyiv achieved no real breakthroughs on the frontline.
Fierce clashes took place south of the village of Krasnoe where the Russians stopped a battalion sized tactical group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Kiyv lost 3 battle tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles and 2 armored vehicles. This with about 200 personnel killed or wounded.
The commander of the 4th Motorized Rifle brigade of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel Vyacheslav Makarov, being at the forefront around Krasnoe, personally led the battle. He was seriously wounded and died during his evacuation from the battlefield.
On another flank of Bakhmut, Colonel Yevgeny Brovko, deputy commander of an army corps, led the actions of troops repelling the Ukrainian attack. He also died heroically after he had received multiple shrapnel wounds.
East of Bogdanovka, the 3rd battalion of the 200th Motorized Rifle Brigade repelled six attacks from the Kyiv regime. The attacks involved assault groups numbering more than 100 personnel with seven tanks, 14 infantry fighting vehicles as well as other military equipment. Seven tanks, 11 infantry fighting vehicles and more than 50 Ukrainian servicemen lost their lives on the battlefield in this engagement.
Over 30 Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks and three infantry fighting vehicles were destroyed in the zone of responsibility of the 6th division.
As of the first half of May 15, it appears that the counter-offensive actions of the Kiyv regime around Bakhmut on May 13 and 14 resulted in total failure. Meanwhile, units belonging to the PMC Wagner continue their advance inside the town. The main fighting is ongoing around the areas known as “Konstructor” and “Gnezdo”. From recent developments, it looks that one of the current tasks of the advance is to fully cut off the road to Khromovo.
At the same time, panic is developing on Ukrainian social media over reports that during the detonation of an ammunition depot in Khmelnytsky, a large batch of British depleted uranium tank ammunition, which was recently brought in to Ukraine along with Storm Shadow missiles, was also destroyed. As a result of the huge explosion, particles of depleted uranium may have been dispersed on the territory of the entire Khmelnytsky region. Reports claim that the background radiation has increased in the area. A spike in gamma radiation was detected around May 12, with emission continuing to rise the following day and remaining at the elevated level thereafter. Taking into account how little gamma radiation comes from depleted uranium, this spike indicates that the stockpile of depleted uranium munitions was destroyed there. From the sad experiences of both Yugoslavia and Iraq, one may conclude that an outbreak of cancer should be expected in the region in the future.
Credit to : South Front