Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces inflict ‘considerable losses’ on Ukrainian forces on all fronts

July 4, 2022

 

Successful offensive held by Russian Armed Forces in the Lugansk People's Republic has resulted in the loss of control of Ukrainian command over the withdrawn units of 10th Mountain Assault, 72nd and 115th mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), as well as over those of 118th Territorial Defence Brigade.

The enemy suffers considerable losses on all fronts. High-precision attacks launched by Russian Aerospace Forces have resulted in the neutralisation of provisional bases of 92nd Mechanised and 40th Artillery brigades of the AFU in Kharkov with about 200 Ukrainian servicemen and up to 19 units of military equipment deployed.

We continue to carefully record the facts of the inhumane treatment to civilians and use of residential buildings, educational institutions and other social infrastructure facilities for military purposes by Ukrainian armed groups.

According to reliable information, in Belopolye, Sumy region, Ukrainian nationalists have mined the bridges over Kryga river and intend to explode them in order to accuse Russian Armed Forces of allegedly indiscriminate attacks at transport infrastructure facilities of critical importance, in accordance with the practiced methodology that supposes to cover it in Ukrainian and western mass media.

Ministry of Defence continues publishing footage of Russian servicemen in combat action: footage of Western MD military traffic police and military police units ensuring road safety and public order in special military operation area, footage of Lisichansk after becoming liberated from Ukrainian radicals by Russian Armed Forces.

Over the past 24 hours, the population of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, as well as Kharkov and Zaporozhye regions have been provided with over 290 tonnes of prime necessity items and groceries. Over 22 thousand people have been evacuated to Russia from dangerous areas of Ukraine and the republics of Donbass.