The Ukrainian army has lost up to 70 soldiers killed and wounded in the Kupyansk and Krasnolimansk directions over the past day, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reports.

According to the department, Armed Forces of the Russian Federation inflicted a fire defeat on Ukrainian units near Petropavlovka and Timkovka in the Kharkov region (Kupyansk direction). It is noted that up to 40 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (APU) were destroyed in this battle area. In addition, the Ukrainian army lost an armored combat vehicle and four vehicles.

As explained in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in the Krasnolimansky direction of the special operation, Russian fighters carried out a complex defeat of the reserves of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the settlement of Kolodezi of the DPR.

“Here, the enemy’s losses amounted to 30 people killed and wounded,” commented representatives of the department.

They also added that the Russian army in the DPR destroyed two Ukrainian armored vehicles and two pickup trucks.

On December 16, the Russian Armed Forces dealt a massive blow to the military command and control systems, the military-industrial complex and the energy enterprises of Ukraine serving them. The actions of the Russian military made it possible to disrupt the transfer of Western weapons for the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.