The Ministry of Defense announced the liberation of the settlement of Sol in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
“In the Donetsk direction, the volunteers of the assault detachments, with fire support from operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery of the Southern Military District, liberated the village of Sol,” said the official representative of the department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
According to the Ministry of Defense, up to 90 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, three armored combat vehicles, four vehicles, an Msta-B howitzer and a Grad multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) combat vehicle were destroyed in this direction in a day.
In addition, in the region of Kramatorsk, an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the MLRS HIMARS and Grad was destroyed.
In turn, in the South-Donetsk direction, the artillery units of the Eastern and Southern military districts, as well as the marines of the Pacific Fleet, thwarted attempts by the Armed Forces of Ukraine to attack with forces of up to three assault groups.
The total losses of the enemy amounted to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, four armored combat vehicles, one pickup truck and seven vehicles.
In the Kupyansk direction, the artillery of the Western Military District inflicted fire damage on units of the 14th and 92nd mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 103rd territorial defense brigade.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, over 60 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an armored personnel carrier, two pickup trucks, two cars and one US-made M777 artillery system were destroyed.
Report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the NMD on the territory of Ukraine
In the Krasnolimansky direction, artillery fire from formations of the Central Military District and airborne troops, strikes by army and attack aircraft on accumulations of manpower hit units of the 92nd mechanized, 80th and 95th air assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As specified in the Ministry of Defense, the total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this direction per day are more than 90 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an infantry fighting vehicle and three armored combat vehicles.
In addition, two US-made AN/TPQ-50 and AN/TPQ-48 counter-battery radars, as well as a ST-68 target detection and tracking radar, were destroyed.
Aviation, rocket troops and artillery defeated 76 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 103 districts in a day.
In turn, the fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force on the territory of the DPR.
Air defense systems destroyed seven Ukrainian drones in a day, and a rocket projectile of the Alder system was also intercepted.
Pushilin on the situation on the line of contact
Acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin said that the situation in Artyomovsk remains tense, but the Russian military is moving forward.
As Pushilin said on Channel One, Avdiivka is a priority direction.
“Our units were knocked out (of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. -
) from positions east of Experienced, the bridgehead was expanded there.
And also in the northern part of Vodiane, our units have already improved their positions, ”he said.
In addition, the cleansing continues in the Maryinsky direction, Pushilin said.
According to the interim head of the DPR, the enemy continues to try to stay in the private sector, as well as in a number of small industrial enterprises.
“To say that the enemy is retreating would be wrong.
The enemy is trying to transfer both reserves and personnel in order to hold these positions for as long as possible.
But our units are moving forward, ”Pushilin said.
According to him, the loss of Maryinka and Avdiivka by the Ukrainian side will mean a sharp decrease in the enemy's ability to shell Donetsk.
As Pushilin noted, Ukrainian troops “will not physically reach” targets from weapons that are massively used in the shelling of Donbass.
Speaking about the situation after the capture of Soledar by Russian troops, Pushilin said that he found it difficult to name the number of captured soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
At the same time, he specified that there were foreign mercenaries among them.
“The enemy himself will not even be able to calculate now, if he wants, how many losses he has,” Pushilin specified.
According to him, we are talking about "thousands and thousands of militants who were sent to hold their positions."