The units of the three brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine left their positions due to high losses, the official representative of the department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, said during a briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“As a result of the active offensive operations of the Russian troops and the people’s militias of the DPR and LPR in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Artemovsk and Avdeevka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, units of the 54th mechanized, 56th and 58th motorized infantry brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, having lost their combat capability due to heavy losses left their positions,” he said during a briefing on August 4.

Konashenkov also announced several strikes by Russian troops, as a result of which the enemy's manpower and equipment were hit.

Thus, the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation delivered a strike with precision weapons on the positions of the 92nd mechanized brigade in the Kharkov region, as a result of which up to 130 servicemen and 13 armored vehicles were destroyed.

In the area of ​​​​Konstantinovka in the DPR, a temporary deployment point of units of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade was hit.

As Konashenkov clarified, up to 400 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and 20 units of military equipment were liquidated.

  • The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, on the progress of the special operation in Ukraine

Meanwhile, aviation, artillery and missile troops continue to strike at Ukraine's military infrastructure.

In particular, two command posts were hit during the day, including the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near the village of Konstantinovka in the DPR, and nationalist formations near the village of Ternovatoye, Zaporozhye region, as well as manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 194 districts .

In addition, two depots of rocket and artillery weapons in the Zaporozhye region and a fuel storage facility for Ukrainian military equipment near the Zaporozhye-2 railway station were destroyed.

During the counter-battery fight, three platoons of Grad multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), four platoons of Gvozdika guns and three platoons of D-30 howitzers were suppressed at firing positions on the territory of the DPR.

Air defense systems shot down four Ukrainian drones in the DPR and Kharkiv region in a day.

Along with this, five MLRS shells were intercepted in the DPR and the Kherson region.

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In total, since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, 261 aircraft, 145 helicopters, 1,673 drones, 361 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,244 tanks and other armored combat vehicles have been destroyed.

In addition, Russian troops hit 786 MLRS combat vehicles, 3251 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 4696 units of special military vehicles.

Rosguards neutralized the spotter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Kharkiv region, during the search activities, the National Guard discovered a Ukrainian fire spotter who was hiding a cache in a wooded area.

“He tried to hide and threw a hand grenade towards the National Guard, but was destroyed by small arms fire,” the department’s press service said.

The Russian Guard also noted that in two weeks, six enemy fire spotters were found in the Kharkiv region, as well as ten observers and accomplices of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who transmitted information about the movement of the Russian military.

Demining residential areas of Donetsk

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR reports that work is underway to clear the residential areas of Donetsk and Makeevka from anti-personnel mines of the VFU type "Lepestok".

Recall that in late July and early August, the DPR authorities repeatedly reported shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the use of Uragan MLRS missiles carrying anti-personnel mines of the Petal type.

As noted in the department, pyrotechnicians of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia are involved in the demining of quarters.

Destruction is carried out remotely by mechanical action on the mine.

“Only in a day of work at one address in the private sector, more than 40 explosive objects were discovered and destroyed.

In total, since the start of demining the areas of Donetsk and Makiivka, employees of the DPR Ministry of Emergency Situations discovered and destroyed over 1,350 PFM-1S, ”the ministry said in a statement.

Sappers note that Petal mines are most often found in dense vegetation, on the roofs of residential buildings or in water tanks.