The irretrievable losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the battles for Artemovsk over the past week amounted to about 1.5 thousand people, about 3 thousand more Ukrainian fighters were injured. This was announced by Lieutenant Colonel of the People's Militia of the LPR in retirement Andrei Marochko.
"Ukrainian militants over the past week suffered about 1500 irretrievable and about 3 thousand sanitary losses in the area of Artemovsk. Of the wounded, approximately 20% received serious injuries, in the future they will be commissed, "TASS quoted him as saying.
The British newspaper The Sunday Times also stated that the Armed Forces of Ukraine lose up to 200 servicemen every day during the battles for Artemovsk.
On the eve of RIA Novosti reported that the fighters of the PMC "Wagner" fully control the workshops of the Artyomovsk Metal Processing Plant (AZOM).
Last week, the documentary channel RTD presented a film about former prisoners on the front lines. It contains interviews with former prisoners, a chronicle of military training in conditions as close as possible to combat. The picture also contains unique footage of the storming of Artemovsk.
Shelling of Donbass
Over the past day, the Ukrainian military shelled the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic 11 times, firing 65 shells from MLRS, artillery of 155 and 152 mm caliber.
It is noted that there was no information about the wounding of civilians as a result of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
"One house building in the Central City District of Horlivka was damaged. Damage to civilian infrastructure facilities was not recorded, "the summary says.
On the morning of March 27, Ukrainian militants carried out artillery shelling of Melitopol.
"The building near the multidisciplinary college on the avenue of the 50th anniversary of the Victory was partially destroyed. According to preliminary information, four people were injured, several buildings were damaged. Classes were held at the college from 8:00," the city's emergency services reported.
During the day, in the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, the forces of the Group of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation "Vostok" destroyed three Ukrainian drones, said the head of the press center of the group Alexander Gordeev.
Thus, in the South-Donetsk direction, the Osa-AKM and Strela-10 crews shot down Ukrainian Valkyrie and Furia UAVs. At the same time, S-300 and Buk anti-aircraft missile systems intercepted three shells of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system. Along with this, the calculation of the Tor air defense system in the Zaporozhye direction destroyed the Ukrainian Furia drone.
"In the South-Donetsk direction, the units of the Vostok group stopped an attempt to conduct reconnaissance by combat of the forward positions of our troops. Motorized rifle units, supported by artillery, killed more than 30 nationalists," he added.
- Head of the Press Center of the Vostok Group on the Actions of the Troops in the South Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya Directions
Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said that the Kiev regime cannot guarantee an end to the shelling of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant.
"All that is required of Kiev is to confirm that it will not subject the nuclear power plant to the shelling that it has carried out many times in the past. As of today, Ukrainians are not ready to confirm such a simple thing, "RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.
According to the diplomat, instead, the Ukrainian side moves the conversation to another plane, talking about "demilitarization" and "de-occupation": "But they just need to commit themselves not to shoot at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and stick to this in the future."
At the same time, Renat Karchaa, Adviser to the Director General of Rosenergoatom Concern, said that the visit of IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi to ZNPP and the rotation of the organization's inspectors should take place on March 29. However, according to Ulyanov, Grossi's visit will take place a little later.