The Ukrainian army holds back the enemy and launches a counter-offensive in certain areas

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Ukrainian forces hold off Russian invaders to the east, southeast and northeast.

It is according to an operation update on the Russian invasion at 06:00 on March 29, 2022.

The thirty-fourth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the Russian military invasion has begun. The grouping of the Ukrainian Defense Forces continues its defense operation in the east, south-east and north-east directions. The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to restrain the enemy in all directions, while in some areas our troops are carrying out successful counterattacks,” the update reads.

The enemy continues insidious missile and bomb strikes, trying to destroy infrastructure and residential areas of Ukrainian cities. The Russians are now focusing on fuel storage facilities to complicate logistics and create conditions for a humanitarian crisis.

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In violation of the requirements of international humanitarian law in some temporarily occupied settlements in the Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Chernihiv, Kherson and Kharkiv regions, the Russian occupiers continue to terrorize the local population. They bomb residential buildings, rob, kidnap civilians and take them hostage, as well as loot the affected areas.

Ukrainian joint forces repelled seven enemy attacks in the directions of Donetsk and Lugansk throughout the day. Ukrainian forces “destroyed 12 tanks, 10 infantry fighting vehicles and three vehicles”. The enemy suffers casualties.

“The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down 17 aerial targets the previous day – eight fighter jets, three helicopters, four drones of various types and two cruise missiles,” the update reports.

In addition, Ukrainian warplanes launched missiles and bombardments on sites where enemy manpower and equipment are amassed. Russian losses are being verified.

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Between February 24 and March 28, Russian forces lost approximately 17,000 men, 586 main battle tanks, 1,694 armored fighting vehicles, 302 artillery systems, 95 multiple rocket launchers, 54 air defense systems, 123 combat aircraft, 127 helicopters, 1,150 vehicles, seven ships. , 73 tanker trucks and 66 drones.

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