Near Zaporizhia, the Russian occupiers massively bombard the Ukrainian defense positions.
This is according to the acting mayor of Zaporizhia, Anatolii Kurtiev, who took to Telegram to report the news, as seen by Ukrinform.
“Thus, they (the occupiers – editor’s note) seek to restrict the actions of our defenders, trying to hit the Ukrainian artillery units. Moreover, the Ruscists continue to wage their dishonest war in the media space,” the statement read.
According to the mayor of Zaporizhia, the Russian army is trying to spread misinformation that Ukrainian commanders were banned from recovering the bodies of their fallen subordinates, claiming that in this way Ukraine hides its real losses from the fight.
“It’s all manipulation and total lies. In fact, the situation is exactly the opposite. It is the Russian army that leaves its people on the battlefield. They are the ones who pursue such an inhuman strategy” , Kurtiev said.
Over the past 24 hours, the Zaporizhia Region Defense Forces eliminated 142 Russian soldiers, wounding 183 other fighters. In addition, Ukrainian fighters destroyed four main battle tanks, three BM-21 “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, two artillery units, one mortar, 14 armored combat vehicles, two drones and 23 military trucks.