That’s according to Colonel Serhiy Cherevatyi, the spokesman for Operational Command East, who spoke at the national telethon, Ukrinform reports.
"Over this day, we managed to advance up to 1,400 meters in various sections," he said.
The spokesman emphasized that the Ukrainian military delivers strikes on enemy positions, goes on the counteroffensive, taking advantage of the fact that the Russians were on rotation, replacing forward units.
At the same time, he noted that the troops of the aggressor state are also trying to hit Ukrainian units: eight airstrikes were carried out and 330 jet artillery strikes were reported.
"In total, there were six combat clashes, in which our Defense Forces eliminated 138 occupiers, wounded 236, and took one prisoner. They also destroyed the Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, three armored combat vehicles, a D-30 howitzer, a S-60 anti-aircraft gun, a ZALA unmanned aerial vehicle, eight ammunition depots, and seven trucks transporting ammunition and weapons," Cherevatyi emphasized.
In addition, the colonel said that the enemy is trying to build up its defenses and at the same time there were attempts to counterattack Ukrainian positions, however, according to the spokesperson, none of those attempts succeeded.
"Our main goal remains unchanged: to inflict maximum damage on the enemy, maximum losses on the enemy, and all tools are employed to this end," stressed the spokesperson.
In this context, Cherevatyi emphasized that the Armed Forces have already gained a number of important heights, which is also one of the main goals, namely to take more advantageous positions, so that they can "hit the enemy even more effectively."
As Ukrinform reported earlier, Ukraine’s Armed Forces are currently running active combat operations in several areas in the Bakhmut direction.