The head of the press center of the "South" group, Vadim Astafiev, said that the servicemen of the association, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, hit the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The strikes were carried out on the fighters and equipment of the 24th and 93rd mechanized brigades in the area of the settlements of Kurdiumivka and Klishchiivka.

"In total, the enemy lost up to 110 servicemen and two infantry fighting vehicles in this direction," Astafyev said.

In addition, during the counter-battery fight, 120 mm mortars were destroyed in the area of the settlements of Klishchiivka and Verkhnokamianske.

In turn, the head of the press center of the Zapad grouping, Serhiy Zybinsky, said that the servicemen repelled counterattacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupiansk direction.

"In the course of conducting an active defense, motorized rifle formations of the 6th Combined Arms Army, supported by artillery fire, repelled two counterattacks by assault groups of the 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade in the direction of Synkovka and Lyman Pervy," he said.

Along with this, the group's artillery thwarted attempts to rotate soldiers of the 1rd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the front positions of the 43rd Mechanized Brigade in the direction of Ivanivka and Yagodnoye in the defense zone of the <>st Tank Army.

During the counter-battery fight, the artillery of the Russian Armed Forces destroyed a 122-mm 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery unit and an enemy mortar crew in the area of Kolesnikovka and Kislovka.

According to the Russian military, the total losses of the enemy in the direction amounted to 30 fighters.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation also said that the crews of Mi-28N attack helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed strongholds and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donetsk direction.

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"In the course of combat sorties, army aviation pilots launched missiles at the detected fortified points of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As a result of combat use, the command post and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed," the ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry of Defense clarified that army aviation in the NWO zone performs tasks to escort convoys, destroy armored vehicles, deliver troops, military cargo, and provide air support to units.

In addition, the defense department spoke about the work of the crews of 2S4 Tulpan mortars in the Kupiansk direction. As specified in the Ministry of Defense, the shooting was carried out taking into account the adjustment of reconnaissance units and unmanned aircraft on the ground.

"There are two goals. The distance is 5 and 7 km. For each - two mines, no more. The Tulip can be on fire for only a few minutes. Critically close to the line of contact. The strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed by the division's accurate rapid fire, and the enemy suffered significant losses," the statement said.

A senior officer of the battery with the call sign Irbis noted that the 240-mm Tulpan mortar is the most powerful in the world.

"It allows you to break through concrete structures, dugouts, fortified areas. This is an advantage in relation to other artillery systems," the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry quoted him as saying.

As noted in the ministry, the members of the mortar crews themselves do not count the destroyed enemy objects during the special operation, since they do not want to arrange a competition between servicemen.