The department clarified that 40 Ukrainian servicemen were eliminated in the Kupyansk direction as a result of a strike on the accumulation of manpower of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

As for the Krasnolimansky direction, there the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to more than 120 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded.

Also, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the Russian Armed Forces struck at the points of temporary deployment of units of the "Foreign Legion", as a result of which more than 130 foreign mercenaries were eliminated in the Donetsk People's Republic.