He said at his usual press conference that the most favorable lines and positions were occupied in the course of the operation.
Konashenkov reported that the Russian Armed Forces attacked a camp of foreign mercenaries in the Ukrainian region of Kharkiv and destroyed 79 artillery units in firing positions, personnel and military equipment in 183 areas.
Meanwhile, in the Kupiansk area, artillery preemptive fire, air strikes, and actions by heavy flamethrower systems against groups of troops annhilated 70 Ukrainian soldiers, the military spokesman said.
Konashenkov added that a fighter jet from the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian Air Force Su-24 aircraft in mid-air near the village of Artyomovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
The Russian military destroyed a Himars multiple rocket launcher systems with ammunition in Donetsk, as well as more than 70 missiles of the system itself and two launchers of MLRS systems in Krivoy Rog, Konashenkov concluded.