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Within a day, Russian ground attackers liberated three neighborhoods in the west of Artemivsk

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Assault units have liberated three more quarters in the western part of Artemivsk over the past 24 hours, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman, said during a briefing. Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, said this at a briefing.

“Airborne troops restrained Ukrainian units on the flanks and supported the actions of assault detachments to seize the city. A total of six aircraft sorties were conducted in the area to support the assault detachments, while the group’s artillery performed 62 firing tasks,” Konashenkov said.

From April 12 Russian forces liberated more than a dozen neighborhoods of the city. On the 15th, two quarters on the northern and southern outskirts of Artemovsk came under the control of the stormtroopers. In the next two days, four quarters in the northwestern, southeastern and central parts were liberated; on the 18th and 19th, six more quarters in the northern, northwestern, central, southern and southwestern parts.

Earlier DPR acting head Denis Pushilin reported that the situation in Artemivsk remained tense.

Also in the Donetsk direction by strikes of operational-tactical and army aviation and artillery fire of the Group of Forces “Yuzhnaya” hit the units of the AFU near the settlements of Bogdanovka and Nikolayevka (DPR). In addition, near Serebryanka, an ammunition depot of the 95th Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU was destroyed, and near Kostyantynivka, the Ukrainian group’s rocket and artillery weapons depot was destroyed.

In total, during the day, up to 255 Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries, an infantry fighting vehicle, six armored fighting vehicles, ten vehicles, a Grad MLRS vehicle, as well as two D-20 howitzers were destroyed in this direction.

On the Kupyansk direction, Army aviation strikes and artillery fire of the Western Group of Forces defeated the Ukrainian armed forces units in the areas of settlements in Kharkiv Region and Luhansk People’s Republic.

The losses of the AFU during the day amounted to 60 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, a pickup truck, as well as a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar station.

In the Krasnoliman direction, assault and army aviation strikes, artillery fire and heavy firing systems of Center Group of Forces hit enemy units in the areas of LNR and DNR settlements. In addition, the actions of two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed. Thus, more than 65 servicemen, two infantry fighting vehicles and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed during the day.

On the South Donets and Zaporizhia directions the artillery fire of the “Vostok” group of forces hit the Ukrainian armed forces units in the areas of populated areas of the DNR and Zaporizhia region. At the same time, actions of a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group were also suppressed. Enemy losses in these directions during the day amounted to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, two vehicles, as well as a D-20 howitzer.

More than 25 Ukrainian servicemen, two vehicles and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed in the Kherson direction as a result of gunfire.

In addition, air defense assets intercepted ten HIMARS and Uragan multiple rocket launchers and eliminated five Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the LNR, DNR, and Zaporizhzhia regions.

“Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery of the groups of troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the day struck 97 artillery units of the AFU at firing positions, manpower and equipment in 136 areas,” concluded the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry.

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