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Russia says forces hit two Ukrainian Leopard tanks in Kupyansk area

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the enemy also lost two 152-mm towed howitzers 2A65 "Msta-B"

MOSCOW, September 24. /TASS/. Units of the battlegroup West has hit two Ukrainian Leopard tanks in the Kupyansk area, said Sergey Zybinsky, a spokesman for the battlegroup.

"In the course of combat operations, personnel of the battlegroup West destroyed two Leopard tanks, two 152mm towed howitzers 2A65 Msta-B and a mortar crew in the areas of Stelmakhovka, Krinichki, Peschanoye and Petropavlovka," he said.

According to the spokesman, the enemy attempted to rotate units of the 25th Airborne Brigade in the forward positions in the Berestovoye area, which is part of the defense line of the 1st Tank Army. Artillery fire from the battlegroup thwarted the rotation.

The enemy’s total losses were more than a company of personnel, two pickup trucks and one unmanned aerial vehicle.

Also, according to Zybinsky, the operational-tactical aircraft of the battlegroup inflicted an air strike on temporary bases of the 44th mechanized and 68th jager brigades near Kopanka and Pershotravnevoye in the Kupyansk area.