Ukrainian forces conducted a raid across the Dnipro River in the Kherson region on Tuesday, attempting to land near the Russian-occupied village of Kozachi Laheri, state media and military bloggers said.
One Russian military blogger claimed "a total of 25 soldiers [were either] killed or captured including three officers," before adding that the group was "ambushed and the survivors are now prisoners."
He went on to say that Ukrainian forces do not control the village but they are "definitely present on our bank" — referring to the occupied east-bank of the Dnipro river.
Pro-Russian media also claimed the raid took place, posting a video of their correspondent claiming Ukrainian forces tried to land near the village of Kazachi Lagerya but that "their actions did not bring results."
Some context: Ukrainian forces first established a bridgehead on the Russian-controlled east bank of the Dnipro River near the Antonivsky Bridge in June.
On July 1, the Russian-appointed governor of occupied Kherson, Vladimir Saldo, said it had been eliminated following almost a week of heavy fighting in the area.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) said in its latest update that Ukrainian forces are present on the east bank, although it remains unclear whether Ukrainian troops have established an enduring presence.
Natalia Humeniuk, head of the United Coordinating Press Center of Security and Defense Forces of South of Ukraine, dismissed the claims.
"The enemy is trying to create artificial hype and panic, drawing attention to the directions where they want to focus the efforts of the Defense Forces," Humeniuk told CNN
What Ukrainian officials say: Bohdan Senyk, head of the Public Relations Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, told CNN: "We don't have any official information yet."
The nature of the raid remains unclear and CNN is unable to verify these claims.