January 3, 2023, 10:05 pm – Public News Service – OSN

During the day in the Kupyansk direction, the armed forces Ukraine lost up to thirty fighters. This was reported on January 1 in the Russian Ministry of Defense.

“In the Kupyansk direction, Russian troops inflicted artillery strikes on the accumulations of manpower of the 103rd and 105th territorial defense brigades in the areas of the settlements of Berestovoye, Kislovka and Sinkovka of the Kharkov region,” the Ministry of Defense noted.

According to the military department, as a result of these strikes, up to thirty Ukrainian militants were eliminated, as well as two armored vehicles and three cars.

On the current and former territories of Ukraine, a special military operation has been ongoing since February 24, 2022. The main tasks of the SVO are the demilitarization and denazification of the republic. As the head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin noted, Russia seeks to ensure the safety of its citizens, including residents of the LPR and DPR.

Earlier, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny on Tuesday, January 3, held telephone conversations with the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General of the American Army Mark Milley. More on the topic read in material Public news service.