Kiev's Military Casualties in Donetsk Direction Exceed 1,340 in Past Week: Russian Defense Ministry
© SputnikA tank of Russian forces fires, in the course of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, in the town of Artemovsk, also known as Bakhmut, Donetsk People's Republic, Russia on June 21, 2023.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over the past week, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, the country's armed forces have repulsed 24 counterattacks by Ukrainian troops in the Kupyansk direction, 20 attacks in the Krasnyi Lyman direction, six attacks in the Donetsk direction, four attacks in the South Donetsk direction.
Ukraine has lost more than 1,340 soldiers in the Donetsk direction over the past week, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Friday.
"In the Donetsk direction ... enemy losses amounted to more than 1,340 military personnel, seven tanks, 22 armored combat vehicles, 22 vehicles, 19 field artillery pieces and four MLRS [multiple launch rocket system] combat vehicles," the ministry said in a statement.
Additionally, Ukraine has lost over 920 soldiers in the Krasnyi Lyman direction, more than 1,110 soldiers in the South Donetsk direction, more than 755 soldiers in the Kupyansk direction and up to 550 soldiers in the Kherson direction. Kiev has also lost over 760 soldiers, four tanks and 26 armored vehicles in the Zaporizhzhia direction.
The Russian military also occupied more advantageous lines and positions in the Kupyansk direction, the ministry said.
At least 10 Ukrainian planes, one helicopter have been destroyed in the past week, and four ATACMS (Army TACtical Missile System) missiles and three JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munition) bombs have been intercepted, the statement read.