Russian Naval Warship 'Destroyed' by Ukraine's Navy
Ukrainian military says 'the occupiers are burning well'
Ukraine's Armed Forces says its Navy has "destroyed" a Russian naval warship.
The Ukrainian Navy said the Russian vessel was destroyed on Thursday morning in the port of Berdyansk on the Black Sea southwest of Mariupol.
"A large paratroop ship ‘Orsk’ of the black sea fleet of occupiers was destroyed in the occupied Russian port Berdyansk," the Ukraine Navy announced on Facebook.
"Glory to Ukraine!"
The Ukraine Armed Forces Twitter account posted a video of a burning vessel with a caption:
"The occupiers are burning well."
The video appears to show a burning ship exploding.
Бердянськ!!!— 🇺🇦Armed Forces (@ArmedForcesUkr) March 24, 2022
У 🇷🇺окупантів добряче палає!🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ElfkXMRwOQ
While Russia has superior forces in Ukraine, the defenders have put up a surprisingly strong resistance.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has maintained that his besieged country will prove triumphant in the war.
On Thursday morning, the Armed Forces of Ukraine published a list of Russia's total combat losses from Feb. 24 to March 23.
The list claims Russia's death toll so far amounts to about 15,800 people.
The Armed Forces also lists military hardware losses as:
- 530 tanks
- 1,597 armored combat vehicles
- 280 artillery systems
- 47 anti-aircraft weapons
Загальні бойові втрати🇷🇺 з 24.02 по 23.03 орієнтовно склали:— 🇺🇦Armed Forces (@ArmedForcesUkr) March 24, 2022
особового складу/personnel-близько/about 15800 осіб
бойових броньованих машин/APV‒1597 од
артилерійських систем/artillery systems–280 од
засоби ППО/Anti-aircraft warfare systems-47 од pic.twitter.com/ixOA5HGC9P