MOSCOW, June 4. /TASS/. The Russian Armed Forces eliminated up to 240 Ukrainian military in the southern Donetsk and Zaporozhye areas in the past 24 hours, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.
According to him, air strikes and artillery fire of the battlegroup East hit enemy units near the settlements of Pavlovka, Shevchenko of the Donetsk People's Republic, Chervonoye, Poltavka, Preobrazhenka and Malaya Tokmachka in the Zaporozhye Region.
"During the past day, up to 240 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored fighting vehicles, nine vehicles, a Msta-B howitzer, a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and a Grad MLRS combat vehicle were destroyed in these areas," Konashenkov said.
The spokesman added that ammunition depots of Ukraine’s 11th Artillery Brigade and the 65th Mechanized Brigade were destroyed near Temirovka and Preobrazhenka in the Zaporozhye Region.