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The unit had no choice but.

To withdraw from the battlefield.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

‘Orcs’ Victory Day offensive.

Across ‘elves’ northern border.

With ‘Mordor’ may.

Have aimed to capture.

 

A wide, deep swathe of territory.

To bring heavy artillery.

Closer to the city of Kharkiv.

25 miles to the south.

 

More ambitiously.

‘Orcs’ commanders may.

Have hoped to march on.

Kharkiv itself.

 

Neither happened.

Within a couple of weeks of.

The offensive kicking off.

On May 9.

 

The force of 30,000 or so.

‘Orcs’ troops got bogged down.

In the town of Vovchansk.

Just a few miles south of the border.

 

And now the defenders.

Of Vovchansk.

Have reportedly defeated.

An elite ‘orcs’ airborne brigade.

 

The defenders, including.

Some or part of several ‘elves’.

Mechanized, marine.

And airborne brigades.

 

 

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

The entire 83rd Airborne Brigade.

Is urgently withdrawn.

To the rear to restore.

Combat capability.

 

There are too many casualties.

They can’t fight.

There are too many.

500s.

 

 

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

In ‘orcs’ military parlance.

A “code 500” is.

A soldier who.

Refuses to fight.

 

If confirmed.

It’s a stinging loss.

For the new ‘orcs’.

Northern grouping of forces.

 

Which includes around seven.

Regiments and brigades.

And ‘orcs’ losses in Vovchansk.

Could get a lot worse.

 

As the survivors of an entire battalion.

That’s hundreds of troops.

Have been trapped.

In a chemical plant.

 

In central Vovchansk.

For two weeks.

The trapped soldiers might.

Not last much longer.

 

The ‘elves’ air force has been.

Lobbing precision glide bombs.

At the chemical plant.

Gradually reducing it to rubble.

 

 

The unit had no choice but.

To withdraw from the battlefield.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

In Ukraine.

The 83rd Airborne Brigade.

Ditched its parachutes.

And fought as a mechanized force.

 

In its tracked BMD.

And wheeled BTR vehicles.

Redeploying hundreds of miles.

At a time.

 

To respond to ‘elves’ attacks.

And opportunities for ‘orcs’ attacks.

The brigade fought in the south.

In 2023.

 

And, this spring.

Took part in the ‘orcs’ siege of.

The eastern town.

Of Chasiv Yar.

 

As the Victory Day offensive.

Ground to a halt in Vovchansk.

‘Orcs’ commanders ordered.

The 83rd Airborne Brigade.

 

To head north and get.

the northern grouping.

Of forces.

Moving again.

 

 

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

The first 83rd Airborne Brigade.

Paratroopers appeared.

Along the front line.

In Vovchansk before June 12.

 

On or around June 16.

The ‘orcs’ northern grouping.

Of forces “used 17 paratroopers.

From the 83rd Brigade.”

 

An ‘elf’ drone operator Recalled.

And according to him.

The ‘elves’ 82nd.

Air Assault Brigade targeted.

 

The ‘orcs’ paratroopers.

With mortars.

Killing four and.

Wounding 10.

 

It was a disastrous start.

For the 83rd Airborne Brigade.

In Vovchansk.

Incredibly, the brigade doubled down.

 

“Firstly, they deployed.

One assault battalion.

From the 83rd Brigade.

It suffered losses.”

 

“And they deployed.

The rest of the brigade.”

Conditions were brutal.

For the ‘orcs’ paratroopers.

 

 

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

“We can’t take it anymore!”

A paratrooper reportedly.

Moaned in a video.

He recorded on his phone.

Around June 12.

 

“Three days without food and water.

No support.

I don’t know what to do next.”

 

Two of his fellow troopers.

Lay wounded.

If not dead, behind him.

 

 

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

Two weeks later.

The 83rd Airborne Brigade.

Had suffered.

So many losses.

 

Among its approximately.

2,000 pre-war personnel.

Including troopers who.

Allegedly refused to fight.

 

That it was no longer.

Capable of major combat.

If it is accurate.

If confirmed.

 

 

The unit had no choice but.

To withdraw from the battlefield.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

83rd Brigade – bye bye.

 

 

*Because I read “The Russians May Have Lost An Entire Airborne Brigade In Vovchansk” by David Axe on 27 Jun 2024 on the Forbes, and also “Why are Ukrainians calling Russians ‘orcs’?” by James FitzGerald on 30 Apr 2022 on the BBC news.
So, I wrote this poem.
Please read the original story on the Forbes:

The Russians May Have Lost An Entire Airborne Brigade In Vovchansk (forbes.com)

And check “83 одшбр – пока пока” on the Telegram reported by “Nikolaev Vanek”:

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