Russian units during the offensive in the Donetsk direction knock out the Ukrainian military from their positions. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

According to the agency, not far from Belogorovka (LPR), Artemovsk and Shum (DPR), the Russian army repelled three counterattacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

“As a result of the fire damage, Ukrainian units were dispersed and thrown back to their original positions,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

As representatives of the department explained, Kyiv lost over 40 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in this direction in a day. In addition, the Ukrainian army lost three armored combat vehicles and two vehicles.

Formerly an officer of the People’s Militia of the LPR Andrey Marochko stated that some Ukrainian units, located near Artemovsk, are only 30 percent complete. He also stressed that many of the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed to this war zone never held a weapon in their hands.