The Ukrainian Armed Forces have recently claimed that they have destroyed Russia’s elite 104th Airborne Regiment of the 76th Guards Air Assault Division during a battle that raged for 14 hours. If confirmed, it would be the second time this week that the Russian forces have recorded a massive defeat in Eastern Ukraine.
According to a post by the Ukrainian Armed Forces 80th Assault Brigade on Facebook, the Ukrainian troops intercepted the Russian forces trying to advance through a highway somewhere in the Donbas region.
The post does not specify where exactly in Donbas they fought. Still, it can be hypothesized that the battle happened somewhere along Severodonetsk as fighting has been largely focused in this specific city. Recent reports of the 76th Air Assault Division have also been spotted along the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway, which may be the highway they are talking about.
According to Yuri Butusov, Russia's 90th Tank Division and the VDV's 76th Air Assault Division took part in offensives towards the Bakhmut-Lysychansk highway area. Russian BMPT vehicles with tanks came under Ukrainian artillery fire.https://t.co/JD2f61FL9e pic.twitter.com/JtfGUhOIMn