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British Intel: Russian soldiers suffer heavy losses in combat near Krynky, east bank of Dnipro river

Ukrainian defenders on the frontline. Photo via Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Telegram

Russia’s newly formed 104th Guards Airborne Division likely endured “exceptionally heavy losses” and failed to meet its objectives, the UK Defense Ministry reported.

The engagement occurred after the division joined Russia’s Dnipro Group of Forces in an attempt to dislodge Ukrainian forces from a bridgehead near the village of Krynky on the east bank of the Dnipro River.

“104 GAD was reportedly poorly supported by airpower and artillery, while many of the troops were highly likely inexperienced,” the UK intel said.

In the aftermath of this operation, Russian ‘milbloggers’ have been vocal in their criticism, calling for the resignation of Dnipro Group of Forces Commander, Colonel General Mikhail Teplinsky.

According to British intel, this marks a blow to Teplinsky’s reputation as one of Russia’s more capable field commanders. In his routine role, he also serves as the commanding general of the VDV.

Recently the UK intel reported that the fighting in Krynky on the Russian-occupied eastern bank of the Dnipro in Kherson Oblast represents a setback for Russian strategy after their withdrawal from the western bank last year. It also underscored unexpected engagement intensity despite the fighting’s smaller scale than elsewhere on the front. This persistent combat reflects a significant deviation from Russia’s intended military posture, aimed at consolidating forces and maintaining tranquility in the sector, the report said.

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