Russia says it has repelled attacks from multiple directions, but Ukraine says the combat situation is grim
Hangzhou Net Release time: 2023-09-21 15:00
CCTV News Client reported that the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on the 20th local time that in the past day, the Russian army repelled Ukrainian army attacks in the directions of Bonliman, Donetsk, and Zaporozhye, and in Kupyansk, Khrushchev Ersun and other directions launched an attack on the Ukrainian army. The Russian army destroyed a Ukrainian tank, multiple armored vehicles and other equipment, as well as multiple US-made artillery systems and howitzer systems. Russian air defense and electronic warfare systems also intercepted 4 Ukrainian “Storm Shadow” cruise missiles and 5 rockets, and shot down 42 Ukrainian drones.
On the same day, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces issued a battle report stating that more than 15 battles occurred in the frontline areas in the past day, and the combat situation in eastern and southern Ukraine remains severe. The Ukrainian army continued to attack in the direction of Melitopol and Bakhmut, and repelled the Russian attack in the direction of Malinka. The Ukrainian Air Force carried out eight strikes against areas where Russian troops and weapons and equipment were concentrated. Ukrainian rocket launchers and artillery units carried out strikes against one area where Russian troops and weapons and equipment were concentrated, destroying one Russian air defense missile system and four artillery systems.
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