MOSCOW/TASS/. The units of the Southern Group of forces occupied more advantageous lines and positions during the offensive in the Donetsk direction, more than 115 Ukrainian servicemen were killed, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Sunday.
"In the Donetsk direction, during the offensive operations, units of the Southern Group of Forces captured more advantageous lines and positions. The group's missile forces and artillery defeated accumulations of manpower and equipment of the 110th mechanized, 35th and 36th brigades of the Marine Corps of the Ukrainian armed forces, as well as of the 118th territorial defense brigade in the areas of the settlements of Spornoye, Avdeevka and Krasnogorovka of the Donetsk People's Republic," Konashenkov said.
Russian armed forces destroy over 130 servicemen of Ukrainian army in a day
"More than 130 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Yuzhno-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions as a result of artillery fire and active operations of the Vostok group of troops," Konashenkov said.
Also, according to him, ten pieces of equipment were destroyed.
"Two tanks, an infantry fighting vehicle, two armored fighting vehicles, two vehicles, a Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, as well as D-30 and D-20 howitzers were destroyed," he said.
Ukrainian forces lose over 120 servicemen in Krasny Liman area
According to him, the manpower and equipment of the enemy were eliminated.
"Enemy losses per day in this direction amounted to: over 120 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle and three armored combat vehicles," Konashenkov said.
Russian armed forces kill up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen in Kupyansk area
"In the Kupyansk direction, artillery fire from the Western group of forces inflicted fire damage on units of the 14th and 92nd mechanized brigades of the Ukrainian armed forces in the areas of the settlements of Sinkovka, Ivanovka, Berestovoye of the Kharkov region and Novoselovskoye of the Lugansk People's Republic," Konashenkov said.
According to him, the activities of six sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Kharkov region and the Lugansk People's Republic were curbed.
"Up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen, an armored combat vehicle and two vehicles were destroyed," Konashenkov stressed.
Russian air defense systems down 2 drones, 11 Uragan and HIMARS shells
"The air defense systems destroyed two Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Yegorovka in the Donetsk People's Republic and Alyoshka in the Kherson region. Also, during the day 11 rockets of the Uragan and HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems were shot down in the areas of the settlements of Volnovakha in the Donetsk People's Republic and Tokmak in the Zaporozhye region," Konashenkov said.
Russian armed forces hit 111 artillery units of Ukrainian army
"During the day the missile forces and artillery of the groupings of troops of the Russian armed forces inflicted defeat to 111 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 142 districts," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman added.
Russian army destroys 4,000 artillery pieces, mortars during special operation
"In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, [the Russian armed forces] have destroyed: 382 aircraft, 206 helicopters, 3,023 unmanned aerial vehicles, 403 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7,750 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,007 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 4,003 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 8,272 units of special military vehicles," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman reported.
Ukrainian artillery munitions depot hit by Russian forces near Ugledar
"An artillery munitions depot of the Ukrainian army has been struck near the settlement of Ugledar," Konashenkov continued.