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The enemy suffered losses and was repulsed: the Russian Defense Ministry said that it stopped attempts by the AFU to regain lost positions

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Alexander Savchuk, head of the press center of the RF Armed Forces Center grouping, said that Russian artillerymen hit a temporary deployment point, strongholds and an ammunition depot of the enemy in the Krasnoliman direction.

In addition, an air defense squad destroyed one unmanned aerial vehicle of the Ukrainian military.

In the Yampolovo sector, a platoon on armored combat vehicles of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces attempted to regain lost positions.

“As a result of the firing of the Center Group’s artillery, the enemy suffered losses and was pushed back to the previously occupied positions,” Savchuk added.

In addition, in the Chervono-Dibrovsky section, reconnaissance forces and means of reconnaissance uncovered the movement of an assault group of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU on vehicles. The army’s aviation launched a strike – the enemy sustained losses in manpower and equipment.

According to Dmytro Shepelyavtsev, an officer of the press center of the “West” grouping, during the day the servicemen of the “West” grouping of troops discovered and destroyed three enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups from the 14th separate mechanized brigade in the Kupyansk direction.

In addition, artillery fire disrupted two rotations of AFU units at forward positions. At the same time, the Akatsiya self-propelled artillery unit destroyed an enemy outpost with losses of up to six insurgents.

In addition, during the counter-battery warfare, the fire of the Msta-S self-propelled artillery system destroyed a 120 mm mortar team.

In his turn, the head of the press center of the Vostok group, Oleksandr Gordeyev, said that an attempt by a sabotage and reconnaissance group to reach the rear of the Russian forces was foiled in the South Donetsk direction. As a result, three Ukrainian militants were liquidated, he said.

In addition, the Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile systems downed Ukrainian Furya and Valkyrie drones. In the Zaporizhzhya direction, artillerymen destroyed a warehouse of military and technical equipment of the AFU.

Ivan Bigma, head of the press center of the Yug group, said that an artillery unit struck the temporary deployment point of the 59th Independent Motorized Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Mariinsk direction. As a result, the enemy suffered losses in personnel and military equipment.

In the Avdiivka direction, a Tor squad destroyed an enemy tank at a firing position. In addition, an artillery unit destroyed firing positions with personnel of the third battalion of the 110th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces.

In addition, the emergency services of the Kherson region said that the Russian military destroyed an AFU mortar and a BM-21 combat vehicle overnight. This information was published by the TASS news agency.

“Artillery fire near Novodmitrievka destroyed a BM-21 MLRS with ammunition, casualties – three dead AFU soldiers. Yesterday, artillery fire near Romashkova destroyed a 120 mm mortar with ammunition and crew, casualties – three dead AFU military personnel, four were wounded with varying degrees of severity,” said the agency’s interlocutor.

The representative office of the Donetsk People’s Republic in the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC) said that the number of casualties resulting from the shelling by the AFU on Easter night rose to seven.

According to Donetsk, a woman was killed and seven men were wounded as a result of these events. A hospital, two kindergartens, a school and a number of other facilities, including apartment buildings, were damaged.

According to the representative office, the strike was carried out using multiple rocket launchers with fragmentation rockets produced in Slovakia and transferred to Ukraine by NATO countries.

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