Ukraine launches a massive offensive in Donetsk and suffers heavy losses
I started Ukraine Massive attack on five sectors in Donetsk and it seems Ukrainian offensive The antidote actually started. But Ukraine is moving away from announcing it officially in anticipation of its failure or not achieving its full goals.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced losses Ukrainian forces As a result of the “large-scale attack” it launched on 5 sectors. From the Donetsk region in southern Ukraine, noting that it had 250 personnel, 16 tanks and 21 combat vehicles.
said the spokesperson Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, The Russian forces are commanded by the Chief of Staff of the Russian Army. It repelled a large-scale Ukrainian attack on 5 sectors of the front in the direction of “Yuzhno-Donetsk,” indicating that the Ukrainian forces. It aimed to break through the defenses in the “most vulnerable areas of the front,” in its opinion.
Konashenkov stressed that: Ukrainian army He did not achieve his goals and failed to carry out the tasks assigned to him during the attack.”
Konashenkov said: “On the morning of June 4, Sh Ukrainian army A large-scale attack .. During which he entered the 23rd and 31st mechanized brigades. Of the strategic reserves of Ukrainian forces in battle, supported by military units and other sub-units.
He added, “The goal of the Ukrainian army was to break through our defenses in the most vulnerable areas of the front, in its opinion. The attack was thwarted, and the enemy did not achieve its objectives and did not succeed.”
Spokesman pointed out Russian defence He indicated that the enemy forces consisted of 6 mechanized battalions and 2 tank battalions.
Konashenkov emphasized that “as a result of the skillful and competent actions of the Vostok groups of forces, losses amounted Ukrainian forces . More than 250 personnel, 16 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles and 21 armored fighting vehicles.
Other losses of the Ukrainian army
And yesterday Sunday, she said Russian Ministry of Defense The Russian forces delivered accurate strikes during the night attack. Long-range, precision-guided air weapons were used against targets at several Ukrainian military airfields.
statement indicated Russian Ministry of Defense The aim of the strikes was achieved, as command centers and radar points were hit. Ukrainian aviation equipment, as well as storage facilities with weapons and ammunition.
The Russian defense also stated that about 600 Ukrainian soldiers were neutralized by operations of the Russian forces in separate areas during the last 24 hours.
Also Sunday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that air defense systems Russian shot down two British missiles. Storm Shadow and 21 Ukrainian marches.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement: “I objected air defense systems Russian two missiles. “Storm Shadow”, two “Tochka” tactical missiles and 14 “HIMARS” missiles.
Before the massive attack of the Ukrainian army, the Russian army repelled an attempt to cross the Dnieper River by Ukrainian forces near the Kherson region.
He added, “During the past day, the forces of the Dnieper group were fired upon for the Russian army counter attempts. small enemy groups to cross the Dnieper and reach the Veliky and Pukevsky islands.”
According to him, it was set on fire the Russian army Destroying two boats and two pickups, killing 37 members of the Ukrainian forces, and injuring 23 others.
In the previous months, it was reported Russian defence The Russian army responded many times to attempts to land Ukrainian saboteurs. On the left bank of the Dnieper. In mid-May, the Washington Post reported that Ukraine Its forces are training to cross the Dnieper River. Floating ferries are equipped to transport heavy equipment. Ukrainian forces are making desperate attempts to infiltrate and station themselves on the islands. located in the middle of the day, but the Russian army confronts it every time.
The source pointed out that units the Russian army, bombed the gathering place of Ukrainian forces in the Darivka region on the bank of the Dnieper River. In Kherson province, two boats were destroyed in Kherson, two 120 mm mortars and one D-30 howitzer were destroyed. With ammunition in the area of \u200b\u200bKoraplyov Island and in the industrial zone on Kherson With the elimination of many elements of the Ukrainian army.