The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation said that the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation hit the Mi-8 helicopter of Ukraine, which was in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

“Fighter aircraft near Poltavka of the DPR shot down a Mi-8 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the military department stressed.

At the same time, the Ministry of Defense reported on the losses of the Ukrainian army in the Kupyansk direction. According to the ministry, the Russian Armed Forces liquidated over 40 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Earlier, representatives of the Ministry of Defense spoke about the destruction of six groups Ukrainian saboteurs in the DPR and Zaporozhye region.

Author Evgeny Vasilyeva.

Evgenia Vasilyeva – journalist, correspondent for the news service Pravda.Ru

Curator Alexander Artamonov

Alexander Artamonov – military observer, editor of the French version, host of reviews “Control shot” – on the channel of the Pravda.Ru media holding