Krynky bridgehead became a "trap" for Russian troops: Bild told about Putin's army losses
The Ukrainian Armed Forces foothold in Krynky on the left bank of the Kherson region has become one of the biggest traps for Russian troops over the entire war. However, the occupation command is not aware of this and continues to send more and more armored vehicles there.
This conclusion was made by Julian Röpke, a military expert of the German newspaper BILD, in an article published on January 9. According to him, about 300 Ukrainian defenders are currently holding the destroyed village of Krynky on the left bank of the Dnipro River.
The area of the bridgehead does not exceed 1 square kilometer.
At the same time, the Kremlin is sending more and more columns of armored vehicles there, not realizing that they are trapped because the Ukrainian army is shelling them from the right bank, the article says.
"What the Russians do not understand or do not want to understand is that they are falling into one of the worst traps of the entire war. The Ukrainian army has created an impenetrable defense shield around its brave soldiers on the southern bank of the Dnipro River. With the help of kamikaze drones, Western precision artillery and electronic warfare, they have been repelling every wave of Russian attacks for almost three months," Röpke writes.
According to the expert, 153 units of Russian armored vehicles were destroyed during the defense of Krynky, including 19 tanks, 58 armored personnel carriers, 35 army trucks, 12 MLRS and six self-propelled artillery systems. Ukraine lost 31 units of armored vehicles, 16 of which were artillery systems.
As OBOZ.UA reported earlier, a video was shown on the network showing how the Armed Forces of Ukraine, repelling an enemy attack near Krynky, destroyed an enemy tank with a crew. In addition, the Defense Forces have recently destroyed two observation posts and a field supply point of the occupiers.
The ISW noted that the occupiers on the left bank of Kherson have significant problems with command and communication. In particular, they complain that they are waiting for several hours for permission to use artillery.
According to the morning operational report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Ukrainian defenders continue to expand their foothold in the Kherson sector. Despite heavy losses, the occupiers are not giving up their attempts to drive the Defense Forces units out of their positions.