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The Russian Defense Ministry made an important statement on Soledar

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the liberation of the village of Podgorodnoye and the encirclement of Soledar

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the liberation of the village of Podgorodnoye and the encirclement of Soledar

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The official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, at the last briefing, spoke about the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past day: over 30 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Kupyansk direction, up to 90 in the Krasno-Limansky direction, up to 25 in the South Donetsk direction, in the Donetsk direction, during successful offensive operations, Russian troops destroyed up to 80 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the settlement of Podgorodnoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic was liberated, the areas of Soledar from the northern and southern parts of the city were blocked by units of the Airborne Forces.

The lieutenant general noted that now the Russian Aerospace Forces are striking at enemy strongholds, and assault squads are fighting in the city. They are gradually cleaning the city from the remnants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

According to some reports, up to 1000 soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine can hide underground in the city. They have already begun to surrender. Resistance is provided by detachments of mercenaries, whom no one wants to take prisoner. There are many Poles among them who swear among themselves and demand help over open communication. This is a sign that things are very bad for them, but no one will come to their aid.

At this time, air strikes, missile troops and artillery near the city of Artemovsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic liquidated: 4 sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the command and observation post of the battalion of the 57th motorized infantry brigade, 74 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, dozens of tanks, armored vehicles, pickup trucks in the 113th ty areas.

According to the Ministry of Defense, in the course of counter-battery combat, during the day, firing positions were also burned: US-made counter-battery combat stations AN / TPQ-50 and AN / TPQ-36, the Ukrainian launcher of the Uragan MLRS near the village of Kotovka, Kharkiv region, the M777 artillery system manufactured The United States, two Ukrainian self-propelled guns 2S7 “Pion”, a D-20 howitzer, two howitzers D-30 self-propelled guns 2S1 “Gvozdika”, which were shelling the settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Konashenkov noted the contribution of the aces of the fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, who shot down the Su-27 of the Ukrainian Air Force, as well as air defense fighters who intercepted two drones and five rockets of the HIMARS and Vilkha multiple launch rocket systems, as well as the HARM anti-radar missile.

BATTLE SUMMARY

In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:

371 – aircraft.

200 – helicopters.

2868 – unmanned aerial vehicles.

400 – anti-aircraft missile systems.

7473 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles.

976 – MLRS combat vehicles.

3809 – field artillery guns and mortars.

8006 – units of special military vehicles.

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