During the offensive in the Donetsk direction, the fighters of the Southern Group of Forces destroyed up to 90 soldiers of the Ukrainian army. According to the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, the strike was carried out with the support of aviation and artillery fire.
“Up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, six vehicles were destroyed in the Donetsk direction during the offensive operations of the Southern Group of Forces, air strikes and artillery fire,” Konashenkov said at a briefing.
At the same time, the Russian military eliminated the M109 Paladin system, as well as the US-made AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery station. In the areas of the settlements of Slavyansk, Avdeevka and Malinovka of the DPR, four depots of artillery ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit, he added.