The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a military special operation in Ukraine, during which our troops are conducting active combat operations in all directions, inflicting significant losses on the enemy in manpower and equipment.
This is stated in the latest military summary Ministry of Defense, which was announced at a briefing on May 31 by the official representative of the department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, in the Kupyansk direction, the active operations of the units of the group of troops “West” with the support of artillery and aviation hit enemy units in the areas of the settlements of Tabaevka, Molchanovo, Novomlynsk, Berestovoye of the Kharkov region, Novoselovskoye and Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk People’s Republic.
In addition, in the areas of the settlements of Sinkovka, Timkovka and Kotlyarovka, the actions of three Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were stopped. During the day, up to 70 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored vehicles and four pickup trucks were destroyed.
“In the Krasnolimansk direction, air strikes, artillery fire from the group of troops “Center” defeated enemy units in the areas of the settlements of Makeevka, Chervonaya Dibrova of the Lugansk People’s Republic, Torskoye, Yampolovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as Serebryansky forestry”, the general reported.
In just one day, more than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, three vehicles, a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mount, two D-20 howitzers, one D-30 howitzer, as well as a Grad MLRS fighting vehicle were killed here.
It follows from the report that in the Donetsk direction the most fierce battles are being fought in the area of the settlement of Avdiivka.
“In the course of active operations by assault detachments of formations and military units of the 1st Army Corps, with the support of aviation, artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems of the Southern Group of Forces, the enemy was knocked out of their positions in a number of areas in the areas of the settlements of Krasnogorovka and Yasinovataya of the Donetsk People’s Republic” , Konashenkov said.
He added that units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the settlement of Avdiivka and in the village of Khimik were struck by operational-tactical and army aviation strikes.
“In the Maryinsky tactical direction, assault detachments of the 5th motorized rifle brigade and the Akhmat special forces detachment are conducting successful offensive operations, – the summary says.
In just a day in the Donetsk direction, the total losses of the enemy amounted to over 200 Ukrainian servicemen, three armored combat vehicles, 12 vehicles, a D-30 howitzer, and two Grad combat vehicles.
“In the South-Donetsk and Zaporizhia directions, air strikes, artillery fire from the Vostok group of troops defeated enemy units in the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novoselka, Pavlovka, Vladimirovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Malinovka of the Zaporozhye Region,” – said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.
During the day, up to 185 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and four vehicles were destroyed in these areas.
According to our military, in the Kherson direction as a result of fire damage during the day, the enemy’s losses amounted to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and two cars.