Russia issues rare denial of ‘pointless losses’ by brigade in Ukraine

LONDON: The Russian Defense Ministry took the unusual step of denying reports by Russian military bloggers that a naval infantry unit had lost hundreds of men in a fruitless attack. in the east Ukrainestate-owned RIA . news agency speak.
It said the ministry rejected the bloggers’ assertion that the 155th naval brigade of the Pacific Fleet suffered “severe loss of life and equipment”.
In contrast, within 10 days, the unit advanced 5 km (more than 3 miles) into Ukrainian defensive positions southwest of Donetsk, RIA quoted by the ministry.
It specifically denied that the brigade commanders had shown incompetence.
“Due to the competent actions of the unit commander, the loss of marines in the given time did not exceed 1% of combat strength, and 7% were wounded, a significant part of them became back on duty,” it said.
The rare denial suggests that the reports touched raw nerves at a time in the ninth month of the war when Russian forces were under heavy pressure in the partially occupied regions of Ukraine. which Moscow claims as its own territory – the alleged actions are illegal. KyivWestern and most countries United Nation.
Russian military bloggers, some of whom command an audience of half a million or more on social media, have become increasingly critical of the failures of Moscow’s generals since Ukraine recaptured much of the east. north of the country in September.


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