The militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) as a result of an attempted counteroffensive in the Nikolaev-Kryvyi Rih direction, personally entrusted by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, lost over 1.2 thousand personnel. This was announced on Tuesday, August 30, by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
other armored combat vehicles, 8 pickup trucks with heavy machine guns and more than 1,200 Ukrainian servicemen,” he said.
Ukraine 128th separate mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Five of them managed to lay down their arms and surrender.
More than 200 militants were also killed, including approximately 40 mercenaries from foreign countries.
On August 29, Vladimir Zelensky called on Russian soldiers to flee.
On the same day, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that Ukrainian troops had attempted an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions in three directions and suffered heavy losses.
Russia continues the special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24th. A few days earlier, the situation in the region escalated significantly due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) announced the evacuation of residents to the Russian Federation, and also turned to Moscow for help. LPR.
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