MOSCOW, Nov 3 (Prea Latina) Russian troops advanced into the area south of Donetsk and Ukrainian armed forces tried to retaliate but were stopped, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. General Igor Konashenkov reported today.
During his general press conference this Thursday, artillery units eliminated 80 soldiers, three infantry vehicles and two Ukrainian armored cars during the conflict, the spokesman said.
On the instructions of Nikolaev Krivoy Rog, Russian units repelled five attacks by motorized infantry companies of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and drove the enemy back to their starting positions, Konashenkov noted.
Meanwhile, in the Kasny Liman area of the Lugansk region, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched an unsuccessful offensive using three reinforced battalions, as active actions of troops and artillery drove the enemy back to their positions. initials, he said.
Konashenkov also reported that Russian troops defeated Ukrainian reserves coming from the cities of Tarno and Kirovsk, in the self-declared People’s Republic of Donetsk.
He said the enemy had killed more than 200 soldiers and wounded 120, and also lost four tanks, nine armored vehicles and eight cars.
He said Russian aviation, artillery and missile troops had destroyed the command posts of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade and the 115th Ukrainian Territorial Defense Brigade that day.
Konashenkov further stated that the Russian military destroyed a Grad multiple missile launcher platoon in the Kharkiv region and an artillery battery in Donetsk, and the Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter in the Kherson region.
The military spokesman also said that in the past 24 hours Russian anti-aircraft defense shot down eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles and intercepted 13 projectiles from multiple missile launch systems of Himar, Olja and Urgan.