Another exchange of prisoners took place – the head of one of the UTCs of the Nikolaev region returned home
The head of the UTG Pilipenko returned home/Collage of Channel 24
Vitaly Kim reported that another exchange of prisoners took place on June 10th. The head of the Shevchenko UTC, who had been in captivity for more than 2 months, returned home.
The head of the Nikolaev OVA, Kim, said that the negotiations had been going on for a very long time. The information was kept secret. However, we can already share joyful information: Oleg Pilipenko, the head of the Shevchenko community, was released from captivity.
Kim congratulated him on his return home and stressed that everything will be fine now.
Today was the 11th exchange thanks to the Prisoner Coordination Headquarters. I am talking about this today because our head of the UTG, Pilipenko, was in captivity for more than two months. We pulled him out, the negotiations went on for a very long time,” the message says.
Pilipenko disappeared back in March 2022. His wife said that he left to deliver bread and could not return.
The situation in the Mykolaiv region
On June 9, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that the Russian invaders wanted to take possession of the Kherson region and Nikolaev, and then create favorable conditions for an attack on Odessa. Now the enemy is conducting positional defense in the following directions:
- Krivoy Rog.
At the same time, the enemy does not abandon attempts to resume offensive operations. The invaders, obviously, want to go to the administrative border of the Zaporozhye region.
Kim also said that now the risk is that Russia will try to advance on Nikolaev and Zaporozhye. The head of the UVA stressed: Mykolaiv region is one of two regions that retain significant access to the Black Sea.
However, Ukrainian heroes have already achieved “some success” in recent weeks in a counterattack on the territory of neighboring Kherson region.
< h4>Losses of the enemy
Ukrainian defenders continue to heroically defend their native land from Russian invaders. As of June 10, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported 31,900 liquidated Russian soldiers. In addition, it was possible to destroy:
- tanks – 1409 units,
- armored combat vehicles – 3450 units,
- artillery systems – 712 units,
- MLRS – 222 units,
- air defense systems – 97 units,
- aircraft – 212 units,
- helicopters – 178 units,
- UAVs of the operational-tactical level – 572 units,
- cruise missiles – 125 units,
- ships/boats – 13 units,
- automotive equipment and tank trucks – 2438 units,
- special equipment – 54 units.