MOSCOW, October 22. /TASS/. Russian forces thwarted Ukraine military’s attempt to breach the defense line between the cities of Nikolayev and Krivoi Rog eliminating over 130 Ukrainian troops, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Saturday.
"The enemy tried to breach the Nikolayev and Krivoi Rog line with the use of two tactic battalions moved in the direction of Pyatikhatki, Sukhanovo, Sablukovka, Bezvodnoye, Bruskinskoye and Pravdino communities in the Kherson Region. All attempted attack were repelled," he said.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, in the course of the reported operation over 130 Ukrainian troops were killed, two tanks, nine armored vehicles and 13 cars were destroyed.