In the areas of the settlements of Markovo and Kramatorsk in the part of the Donetsk People's Republic occupied by Ukrainian forces, in the Novoosinovo region of the Kharkiv region, high-precision weapons more than 70 foreign mercenaries were killed in air strikes. This was reported in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
As noted in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the dead mercenaries belonged to the so-called "foreign legion", fighting as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 100 mercenaries received injuries of varying severity.
The Ministry of Defense also reports on the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donetsk direction. Here, units of the 60th motorized infantry and 79th air assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than 70 servicemen, and Russian troops took up new positions.
Up to 40 militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed in the Yuzhno-Donetsk direction in the areas of the settlements of Zolotaya Niva and Prechistovka, and about 40 more militants from the 13th and 95th air assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed in the Krasnolimansky direction.
In addition, Ukrainian formations operating in the Kupyansk direction suffered losses. Here the death toll is estimated at about 30 people. Russian troops delivered strikes at places of accumulation of enemy troops from the 103rd and 105th territorial defense brigades in the areas of the settlements of Berestovoe, Kislovka and Sinkovka in the Kharkov region.