Thursday, April 4, 2024

UKR Forces Hit 5 RU Ammo Depots; ‘No choice’: UKR Eyes Kerch Bridge for Drone Attack; UKR Recapture Ground North of Synkivka; After UKR Drone Attack Lge Fire in Kursk; UKR Repels 26 RU Attacks; RU Loses: 710 Sold, 30 Art-Sys, 11 Tanks, All 4 RU Drones Downed, LIVE UPDATES and LOTS MORE

Victorious news on 770th day of war: Ukrainian forces hit 5 Russian ammo depots, Finland provides Ukraine with new aid package:
Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to target Russian enemy in all directions.
This was reported by the Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavliuk.
Over the last day, the soldiers of the 66th separate mechanized brigade named after Prince Mstyslav the Brave targeted 5 Russian ammunition depots and 3 enemy positions.
"The 66th Mechanized Brigade continues to hold back the invasion in the East. The brigade's units took part in the defense of Marinka, Novomykhailivka, and Krasnohorivka. In 2022, they liberated Lyman, Shchurove, Nevske and other settlements during the counter-offensive in Kharkiv region. Today, they are actively working on the Lyman direction," Pavliuk said. --->READ MORE HERE
‘No choice’: Ukraine eyes Kerch bridge in Crimea for drone attack
Third attack on Kerch bridge between Russia and occupied Crimea ‘inevitable’, say Ukraine’s military intelligence
They have become a familiar sight in the skies above parts of Russia: long-range enemy drones, buzzing their way to another target. In the biggest Ukrainian onslaught inside Russian territory since Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion two years ago, Ukraine has in recent weeks carried out a series of attacks on Russian oil refineries and ports. On Tuesday, it hit a refinery and drone factory in the industrial region of Tatarstan - more than 800 miles from the border.
The Ukrainian spy agency behind these drone strikes has its eyes on another target: the 12-mile long Kerch bridge connecting occupied Crimea with Russia. Senior officials from Ukraine’s HUR military intelligence service indicate it is plotting a third attempt on the bridge, after two previous attempts to blow it up, claiming its destruction is “inevitable”.
For Putin, the bridge is a tangible reminder of what he sees as one of his greatest political achievements: the peninsula’s 2014 “return” to Russia using undercover Russian troops and a sham referendum.
For Kyiv, the bridge is equally a hated symbol of the Kremlin’s illegal annexation. Its destruction would strengthen Ukraine’s campaign to liberate Crimea and raise morale on and off the battlefield, where Kyiv’s forces are gradually being pushed back.
How any Ukrainian attack would unfold is unclear and there are serious doubts about whether the HUR is capable of pulling off a special operation against such a well-defended and obvious target. Russia has taken extensive measures to protect the bridge, strengthening anti-aircraft defences and deploying a “target barge” as a decoy for incoming guided missiles.
The HUR thinks it can disable the bridge soon. “We will do it in the first half of 2024,” one official told the Guardian, adding that Kyrylo Budanov, the head of the main directorate of intelligence, already had “most of the means to carry out this goal”. He was following a plan approved by Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to “minimise” Russia’s naval presence in the Black Sea.
Over the past five months Ukraine has sunk seven landing boats and large ships belonging to Moscow’s Black Sea fleet. The latest, the Sergei Kotov, capsized in March after a night-time raid involving 10 Ukrainian Magura V5 amphibious drones packed with explosives as it was on patrol south of the Kerch bridge. HUR officials indicated this was a “shaping operation” prior to another attack on the crossing. --->READ MORE HERE
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+++++General Staff: Ukrainian forces repel 26 enemy attacks, most in Novopavlivka sector+++++

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