The Russian Defense Ministry said that the attempts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during June 4 to break through the defenses of Russian troops in the South Donetsk direction were unsuccessful, the enemy was driven back.
"As a result of complex fire damage, he suffered significant losses and by the morning of June 5 was thrown back to his original positions. The Armed Forces of Ukraine suffer losses in manpower and equipment," the department said.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, only the 31st mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which attacked in the area of the settlement of Neskuchnoye, lost more than 250 servicemen, 16 tanks, 24 armored combat vehicles, including three Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. In addition, five Ukrainian servicemen were captured.
The Ministry of Defense added that the enemy made new attempts to attack in the South Donetsk direction in the areas of the Oktyabr state farm and the settlement of Novodonetske, bringing into battle up to three battalion tactical groups reinforced with tanks.
As emphasized in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the enemy's offensive is successfully restrained by the active actions of units, artillery fire and air strikes of the Vostok group.
Failure of terrorist attempts to infiltrate the Belgorod region
In addition, the Ministry of Defense announced the failure on June 4 of an attempt by two groups of Ukrainian terrorists to penetrate the territory of the Belgorod region near the village of Novaya Tavolzhanka. This was announced during a briefing by the official representative of the department, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
The Ministry of Defense stated that the Kyiv regime continues to attempt to carry out terrorist acts against the civilian population of the border regions of the Russian Federation.
- Briefing by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, at about 13:00 Moscow time, under the cover of intensive artillery shelling of civilian targets, terrorists tried to cross the Seversky Donets River and land on the outskirts of Novaya Tavolzhanka.
"The terrorist formations of the Kyiv regime were destroyed by air strikes and artillery fire from the units covering the state border of the Western Military District," the defense ministry said.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, as a result, more than ten terrorists, two boats and one armored car were eliminated.
In addition, five Ukrainian mortar platoons were suppressed during the counter-battery fight. A Grad MLRS combat vehicle was destroyed near Vovchansk (Kharkiv region), as well as two Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mounts that attacked Russian territory.
The situation in the NWO zone
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in the Donetsk direction, the Akhmat special forces detachment conducted active hostilities in the central part of Maryinka, and units of the 1st Army Corps in the Avdiivka region (DPR).
Air and artillery strikes of the "South" group of forces hit enemy forces in the areas of the settlements of Berdychi, Khimik, Pervomaiskoye and Kurakhovo (DPR). During the fighting in this direction, a total of up to 425 Ukrainian servicemen, two ammunition depots, an infantry fighting vehicle, 14 vehicles, a German PzH 2000 self-propelled artillery mount, as well as Msta-B and D-30 howitzers were destroyed per day.
On the Kupyansk front, air and artillery strikes by the Zapad group hit enemy manpower and equipment in the areas of the settlements of Sinkivka, Kotlyarovka and Krakhmalne (Kharkiv region).
In the areas of the settlements of Novoselovskoye (LPR), Molchanovo, Olshana, Berestove and Orlyanka (Kharkov region), the actions of five Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed.
During the day, up to 90 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, three armored combat vehicles, two Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mounts and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed in this direction. In addition, in the area of Malinovka (Kharkiv region), an ammunition depot of the 60th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed.
In the Krasnoliman direction, aviation and artillery of the Center group of troops hit enemy units in the areas of the settlements of Nevskoye (LPR), Yampolovka and Serebryanka (DPR). In the area of Kuzmin (LPR), a Ukrainian reconnaissance and sabotage group was liquidated.
During the day, more than 65 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, two pickup trucks, an Akatsiya self-propelled artillery mount, Msta-B and D-20 howitzers, as well as a Nona-S self-propelled artillery mount were destroyed in this sector.
In the Kherson direction, Russian artillery destroyed up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, two pickup trucks, a Grad MLRS combat vehicle and a D-30 howitzer in a day. In the area of the settlement of Nikolskoye (Kherson region), an ammunition depot of the 126th territorial defense brigade was destroyed.
Aviation, missile forces and artillery of groups of troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hit 98 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 104 districts during the day.
In addition, air defense systems shot down a Su-27 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in the area of the village of Zakotnoye (DPR). Along with this, eight rockets of the HIMARS and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems were intercepted during the day, and 13 Ukrainian drones were destroyed.