The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Ukrainian forces suffered heavy losses in all directions, and confirmed the downing of a MiG-29 aircraft over the Mykolaiv region, as well as the downing of 19 marches in certain areas.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said today at a press briefing that three battalions of the 10th mountain offensive brigade and the 72nd mechanized brigade stationed near Lishchansk lost more than 50% of their personnel in just one day of fighting.
In the Artemivsk area, the Russian Air Force used high-precision weapons to strike at the temporary deployment point of the 1st Battalion of the 30th Mechanized Brigade, killing up to 120 Ukrainian servicemen and destroying about 15 pieces of military equipment.
Russian air strikes also hit the temporary storage base for weapons and military equipment of the 10th mountain offensive brigade, located on the territory of the Kharkov Tractor Plant, where up to 30 personnel were killed and 10 vehicles and armored vehicles were destroyed.
The Russian Air Force destroyed 5 Ukrainian command posts in Donetsk and Nikolaev, 3 ammunition depots in Zaporozhye, as well as troops and equipment in 32 regions with high-precision weapons in a day.
As part of the fight against batteries, Russian aviation, using high-precision weapons, attacked four platoons of multiple launch rocket systems that bombed areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Air, rocket and artillery strikes were inflicted on 39 command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two ammunition depots near Nikolaev, as well as on manpower and equipment in 302 districts.
In total, 227 aircraft, 134 helicopters, 430 drones, 353 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,886 tanks and other armored vehicles, 702 rocket launchers, 3,073 units of field artillery and mortars, and 3,954 special combat vehicles have been destroyed since the start of hostilities. Special operation in Ukraine.
Source: Russian Ministry of Defense.