The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian military had taken advantageous positions in the South-Donetsk direction of the special military operation.

“In the course of offensive actions in the South-Donetsk direction, units of the Eastern Military District occupied more advantageous lines and destroyed more than 30 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and three pickup trucks,” said Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, official representative of the department.

In turn, the units of the Southern Military District continued successful offensive operations in the Donetsk direction and inflicted fire damage on the enemy in the areas of the settlements of Galitsinovka, Krasnogorovka and Nevelskoye of the Donetsk People's Republic.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has lost up to 80 servicemen in this direction, two armored combat vehicles, four vehicles, three French CAESAR self-propelled artillery mounts, an American-made M777 artillery system, a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mount and two Akatsiya self-propelled guns.

Along with this, an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a US-made AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery radar were destroyed.

In the Kupyansk direction, army aviation and artillery of the Western Military District inflicted fire damage on units of the 14th and 92nd mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Luhansk People's Republic and Kharkiv region.

More than 30 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an armored combat vehicle, two vehicles, as well as two Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers were destroyed.

  • Report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the NMD on the territory of Ukraine

Air strikes and artillery fire from the Central Military District in the Krasnolimansky direction hit units of the 95th air assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 24th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Along with this, the warehouse of artillery ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the enemy lost more than 60 servicemen killed and wounded in this direction, an armored personnel carrier, three pickup trucks and a D-20 howitzer in a day.

Aviation, missile troops and artillery hit 67 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 98 districts in a day.

In turn, the fighter aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in the air.

Air defense systems destroyed five Ukrainian drones in a day.

Detention of possible informers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

In the Kherson region, two likely informants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were detained, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the region said.

As they say in the message, in Genichesk, employees of the department revealed that a 32-year-old local resident repeatedly informed the Armed Forces of Ukraine about the movement of the Russian military.

After the detention, correspondence was found on the man’s smartphone, confirming the transfer of information about the location of personnel, equipment, checkpoints to a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Law enforcement agencies see in his actions signs of a crime under Art.

276 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Espionage”).

Later, employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs identified another likely accomplice of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Realizing that Russian servicemen could have died from his actions, the 38-year-old man decided to write a confession statement.

He admitted that since March 2022, he sent information about the movement and deployment of the Russian military and the coordinates of military facilities to his friend, who is related to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, about ten times.

Cache with weapons in the LPR

In one of the settlements of the LPR, employees of the Ministry of State Security of the republic discovered a cache with explosives.

Andrey Marochko, an officer of the People's Militia of the LPR, posted information about this on his Telegram channel.

“A cache with an improvised explosive device installed in an unrecoverable position was discovered.

IEDs ... from six 120-mm mines with a total mass of about 20 kg in TNT, ”the message says.

It is noted that the explosive device was destroyed on the spot.

As Marochko noted, the method of execution of the explosive device indicates that it was made by mine-explosive specialists.