Kiev's troops have unsuccessfully tried to break through the frontline in Donbass, the Russian Defense Ministry said
Ukrainian forces have attacked the Russian troops along five sections of the frontline in Donbass during their "large-scale offensive," the Russian Defense Ministry said in the early hours of Monday.
According to the MOD, the assault began on Sunday morning. "The enemy's goal was to breach our defenses in what they assumed was the most vulnerable section of the frontline," the ministry said in a statement.
"The enemy has failed to reach its goals and was unsuccessful," the ministry stated.
The MOD said that Ukraine had deployed the 23rd and the 31st mechanized brigade from its "strategic reserves," which were supported in battle by other units.
"The Ukrainian Armed Forces have lost more than 250 service members, 16 tanks, three infantry vehicles, and 21 armored vehicles," the MOD said.
The ministry released a video of what it said were strikes on Ukrainian military vehicles.
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