Ukraine suffers heavy losses during past 24 hours in Donbass: Report
Russian military reports indicate that 340 Ukrainian troops were neutralized in Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that Ukrainian forces had suffered substantial casualties in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions over the past 24 hours, Sputnik reported.
The toll of Ukrainian troops lost during this period was reported to be approximately 340.
In the Donetsk direction, Russian forces successfully defended against four separate attacks near the cities of Krasnohorivka and Marinka, as well as the villages of Khimik and Vesele.
The Russian Defense Ministry provided a detailed breakdown of the losses suffered by Ukrainian troops in this area: 305 troops, two armored vehicles, seven cars, and a US-made M777 artillery system.
Meanwhile, in the Zaporizhzhia direction, Ukraine reportedly lost up to 35 service members, along with a US-made M109 Paladin artillery system and several other combat assets. The Russian military also noted that they had improved their tactical positions, successfully repelling an attack by a Ukrainian mechanized brigade near Vesele.
The Southern Donetsk direction witnessed Ukrainian losses totaling 110 troops, two armed vehicles, three cars, and two D-20 artillery weapons, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Further intensifying the situation, in the Krasnyi Lyman direction, Russian forces repelled two attacks, resulting in the elimination of over 50 Ukrainian troops, two armed vehicles, two cars, and a D-20 howitzer, the ministry reported.
Yesterday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Ukrainian forces suffered losses of 3,600 troops in the last week mainly in the Donetsk, Southern Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, and Kupiansk directions in the previous week.
Last week, Ukrainian media reported that almost nine out of every ten Ukrainian draftees who enlisted in the army a year ago have either been killed or injured in combat.
Russian forces repelled 28 assaults in the Donetsk direction, near the cities of Avdiivka and Marinka, as well as the settlement of Klishchiivka.
"For the past week, Ukraine's losses to air, missile, and artillery strikes amounted to over 1,455 military dead or injured, 16 tanks and over armed vehicles, 25 cars, 15 artillery weapons, and three multiple-launch rocket systems. Besides, three shell storage facilities have been destroyed," the Ministry detailed.
Russian soldiers repelled five raids in the direction of Southern Donetsk, destroying almost 950 men, 14 armed vehicles, 32 motor vehicles, and five artillery weapons.
The ministry detailed how Ukrainian troops lost 445 military troops and 35 cars while attempting to cross the Dnipro River in the area of Kherson in an attempt to gain bridgeheads on the islands and the left bank of the river. Russian troops also stopped eight diversion-reconnaissance groups.