Story Russian special operation in Donbass and Ukraine
On Friday, September 2, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a conference call that since the beginning of the SVO The Russian armed forces destroyed about three thousand foreign mercenaries fighting on the side of Ukraine, TASS reports.
The head of the Defense Ministry added that against the background of high losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a decrease in the influx of foreign mercenaries was recorded.
« Since the beginning of the special operation, their number has decreased by more than three and a half times, almost three thousand (2831) militants have been destroyed, — said Shoigu.
What did Shoigu say about the Ukrainian offensive?
According to the minister, the attempt of the Ukrainian offensive in the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog and other directions continues. The enemy is suffering significant losses, Shoigu said.
He is sure that the offensive attempts are planned by the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. According to Shoigu, this creates an illusion for the “Western curators” that the Ukrainian military has the ability to fight.
What results did the Russian Armed Forces show on the battlefield in August?
According to the report of the Ministry of Defense, in August, Russian forces hit 174 command posts of the Armed Forces of the brigade and battalion levels. 601 units of heavy weapons and artillery systems, mostly of Western production, were destroyed.
In the Donbass, the minister added, Russian troops, together with the forces of the DPR and LPR, “hacked into the echeloned and engineered defense of the nationalists.”
“Over the past two weeks, the Russian Armed Forces, together with units of the People's Militia of the Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics, have taken control of a large defense center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Peski”, — concluded Shoigu.
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