Ukraine’s AFU Strategic Communications and the Land Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have reported that they have defeated the “elite” 38th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade. The date, time, and the Ukrainian unit responsible for the attack were not mentioned by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who announced the news through its official Facebook accounts.

“38th OMSBr zs rf [38th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade] and its scrap metal. Exactly, this is exactly what our defenders units and parts of the occupier are turning into, no matter how “elite” they are,” the Armed Forces of Ukraine’s Strategic Command said while posting what remains of the unit. It is unknown whether some Russians had escaped the attack.

An update from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense dated April 6 claimed that the Russians had been preparing for an offensive operation in Donbas to establish full control of the entirety of the region. This is not surprising as the Kremlin themselves announced these intentions in the previous weeks upon suffering enormous losses at the hands of the Ukrainians, who have been defending their positions well.

“The main focus of a Russian enemy’s efforts is to conduct offensive operations in order to break through the defences [sic] of the Joint Forces in the Donetsk direction. It is also trying to take full control of the city of Mariupol,” the statement said.