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As Ukrainian forces recaptured a key town, another elite Russian unit appears to have gone through 'the meat grinder'

Added 11-30-22 07:14:04pm EST - “Kyiv caught the world off-guard with its fast-paced counteroffensive this summer, including an elite Russian unit in a key city in eastern Ukraine.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “As Ukrainian forces recaptured a key town, another elite Russian unit appears to have gone through 'the meat grinder'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As September rolled around, everyone expected the Ukrainian military to launch a major attack against Kherson in the south.

For weeks, Ukrainian forces had been using US-supplied M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to launch long-range precision strikes on Russian supply lines and communications networks in southeastern Ukraine.

However, the Ukrainians surprised the Russians and the world by launching a fast-paced counteroffensive in the east around Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city. In just a few days, Ukrainian forces liberated hundreds of square miles of territory and scores of villages.

The fact that the Russian high command had decided to mass considerable forces in the south to defend Kherson, which Moscow ended up retreating from in November, aided Kyiv's counteroffensive, which sliced through Russian lines like a hot knife through butter and repeatedly flanked large Russian formations — including at a major logistical hub in far eastern Ukraine.

The town of Lyman quickly became the center of attention as Ukrainian forces partially surrounded it in the final days of September, trapping a large Russian garrison in there.

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