Volunteers of assault detachments, with fire support from operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery of the Southern Military District, liberated the settlement of Mesopotamia of the Donetsk People's Republic in the Donetsk direction.

This was announced during a briefing by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.

“The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to up to 50 servicemen killed and wounded, two armored combat vehicles, three pickup trucks, as well as two D-20 and D-30 howitzers,” Konashenkov said.

In addition, an artillery ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe settlement of Vodiane (DPR), and a US-made AN / TPQ-37 counter-battery radar was destroyed in the Malinovka area.

It should be noted that the day before, the settlement of Klescheevka in the Donetsk People's Republic was liberated in the Donetsk direction.

In the Zaporozhye direction, units of the Eastern Military District, as a result of offensive actions, took "more advantageous lines and positions."

More than 30 militants, two armored combat vehicles, two pickup trucks, an Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed.

In the Krasnolimansky direction, artillery fire hit units of the 111th Territorial Defense Brigade in the areas of the settlements of Torskoye and Terny (DPR).

More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, a D-20 howitzer, as well as a US-made AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar were liquidated.

In the Kupyansk direction, aviation and artillery inflicted fire damage on units of the 103rd territorial defense brigade near the settlement of Berestovoye (Kharkov region).

“More than 35 Ukrainian servicemen, an armored combat vehicle and two vehicles were destroyed.

In addition, a warehouse of artillery ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed near the village of Olshana, Kharkiv region, ”the official representative of the department emphasized.

According to a representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, operational-tactical aviation, missile troops and artillery of groups of the Russian Armed Forces hit the control center of the 36th separate rifle battalion of territorial defense near Kotlyarovka (DPR).

Also affected were 67 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 95 districts.

Fighter aircraft in the sky over Vladimirovka (DPR) shot down a Su-24 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force.

At the same time, a Mi-8 helicopter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was shot down by means of air defense in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe settlement of Lozovaya (Kharkiv region).

Also, 14 Ukrainian drones were destroyed and three HIMARS and Uragan multiple rocket launchers and a HARM anti-radar missile were intercepted in the areas of the settlements of Vasilyevka and Grozovoe, Zaporozhye region.

Zaporozhye region

In the area of ​​the city of Huliaipole in the Zaporozhye region, clashes are taking place between units of Russian troops and soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This was stated by the chairman of the movement "We are together with Russia" Vladimir Rogov.

“Today, on the Zaporozhye line of contact, in addition to the Orekhovsky direction, Gulyaipolskoe has become no less hot.

God forbid, we are waiting for good news, ”he wrote in his Telegram channel.

Earlier, Rogov, in a conversation with TASS, reported that tanks and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces were suppressing the firing positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the line of contact in the Zaporozhye region in the cities of Orekhov, Gulyaipole and the village of Kamenskoye.

At the same time, according to him, on January 20, Russian troops advanced 7 km in the Zaporozhye direction.

Also on that day, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that in the Zaporozhye region, units of the Eastern Military District had liberated the settlement of Lobkove.