Ukraine loses about 340 troops near Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia

Moscow, (UNI) Ukrainian forces lost around 340 troops in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia directions over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

Also in the Donetsk direction, Russian forces repelled four attacks near the cities of Krasnohorivka and Marinka and the villages of Khimik and Vesele.

“[Ukrainian] losses for the past 24 hours in this direction amounted to 305 troops, two armed vehicles, seven cars and a US-made М777 artillery system,” the ministry said, adding that in the Zaporizhzhia direction Ukraine lost up to 35 servicepeople, a US-made М109 Paladin artillery system, and other combat installments.

Russian forces also improved their tactical positions, repelling an attack by a Ukrainian mechanized brigade near Vesele, the ministry said.

Ukrainian losses in the Southern Donetsk direction amounted to 110 troops, two armed vehicles, three cars and two D-20 artillery weapons, the Russian ministry said.

In the Krasnyi Lyman direction, the Russian military repelled two attacks, eliminating over 50 Ukrainian troops, two armed vehicles, two cars and a D-20 howitzer, the ministry said.

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