Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov on Wednesday said Russian airstrikes hit 73 military targets in Ukraine overnight.
“As a result of the impact of high-precision missiles in the Novovorontsovka and Kyselivka areas, up to 40 soldiers of the Ukrainian troops as well as seven armoured vehicles were destroyed.”
The information could not be confirmed by independent sources.
According to Konashenkov, in his daily morning briefing, the attacks were mainly directed against tactical targets. In addition to the air force attacks, Russian missile forces and artillery also shelled 1,053 military objects.
He did not give any details on the Russian ground offensive. He also left open whether Ukrainian localities were captured.