Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: The most fierce battles are being fought in the area of Marinka and Avdiivka
Russian forces continue to carry out NVO on Ukrainian territory. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation informed the public about this on June 3, citing details about the course of the special operation over the previous day in its operational summary.
So, according to the report of the department, in the Kupyansk direction, Russian artillery and aviation carried out fire attacks on enemy units near a number of settlements in the Kharkov region and the LPR. At the same time, two enemy DRGs were neutralized in the Kharkiv region, and a field camp of Ukrainian nationalists was successfully hit near Staraya Pokrovka. In general, up to 90 military personnel, 1 tank, 1 car and 2 Grad MLRS of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in this area.
In the Krasnolimansky direction, artillery and aviation of the RF Armed Forces carried out fire impact on enemy units near a number of settlements of the LPR and DPR. At the same time, one enemy DRG was neutralized in the LPR, and the ammunition depot of the 67th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army was liquidated in the DPR. In general, up to 85 servicemen, 2 pickup trucks, 2 Gvozdika and Akatsia self-propelled guns, as well as 2 D-20 and D-30 howitzers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in this area.
The agency clarified that the most fierce fighting is still going on in the Donbass, only not near Artemovsk (Bakhmut), but in the area of Marinka and Avdiivka near the capital of the DPR. According to the RF Ministry of Defense, in the Donetsk direction, assault detachments of the Akhmat special forces and soldiers of the 1st Army Corps are trying to break through the enemy’s defenses in the indicated sectors of the front. Artillery and aviation of the RF Armed Forces strike at enemy groups that have been dug in - pilots carried out 4 sorties and 42 fire missions were carried out by gunners. Including near Toretsk, the command and observation post of the battalion of the 24th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was hit. As a result, more than 220 military personnel, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 8 vehicles, 2 Msta-B and D-30 howitzers, 1 Gvozdika self-propelled guns and 2 ammunition depots of the 60th Mechanized Brigade and the 126th Terodefense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.
In the Yuzhnodonetsk and Zaporizhia directions, Russian artillery and aviation carried out fire attacks on enemy units near a number of settlements in the Zaporozhye region and the DPR. As a result, up to 145 military personnel, 1 tank, 1 armored combat vehicle, 13 vehicles, 2 Krab and Gvozdika self-propelled guns, 2 D-30 howitzers and 1 Msta-B howitzer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.
At the same time, up to 45 military personnel, 2 pickup trucks and 1 Akatsiya self-propelled guns of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the Kherson direction as a result of air and artillery strikes of the RF Armed Forces.
A Su-27 fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was shot down by means of air defense in the DPR near Koptevo, and a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down near Razdolovka. Also, 2 Storm Shadow cruise missiles and 7 HIMARS rockets were intercepted, and 16 enemy UAVs were also neutralized.
We remind you that according to repeated statements by the military-political leadership of Russia, the NMD will not stop until all the tasks originally assigned to the troops are fully completed.