Russian Military Stops Ukrainian Army Offensive, Inflicting Heavy Losses in South Donetsk Direction – Over 1.5k Ukrainian Troops Lose Lives

2023-06-05 21:35:00

The Ukrainian army lost more than 1.5 thousand people

Moscow. June 6th INTERFAX.RU – The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced that the Russian military stopped the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) in the South Donetsk direction.

“During June 5, the enemy continued to conduct the offensive, concentrating the main efforts on the Vremevsky ledge in the South Donetsk direction,” the report says.

“The attacking formations and military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered significant damage. The total losses of Ukrainian troops in the South-Donetsk direction amounted to more than 1,500 Ukrainian military personnel, 28 tanks, of which eight “Leopards” made by Germany, three wheeled tanks AMX-10 made in France and 109 armored combat machines,” the ministry said.

They noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine, “having suffered heavy losses the day before,” reorganized the remnants of the 23rd and 31st mechanized brigades into separate consolidated units, which continued offensive operations in the areas of the settlements of Novodarovka and Levadnoe, in addition, in this sector was introduced into fight a fresh brigade.

“At the same time, the enemy launched an offensive in the direction of the Oktyabrsky state farm and Novodonetskoye with the forces of the 37th Marine Brigade with reinforcements, the basis of which was the units of the 68th Mountain Jaeger Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the ministry informed.

“As a result of the active and selfless actions of the units of the Vostok group of troops, who showed courage and heroism, the enemy was stopped and did not achieve the assigned tasks,” the Defense Ministry said.

It is specified that the Armed Forces of Ukraine suffered a complex fire defeat by the forces of army, assault and operational-tactical aviation, missile forces and artillery, as well as heavy flamethrower systems.

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