Ukrainian forces tried to break through Russian defense line in Zaporozhye - Russian DefMin

Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister

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# 08 June 2023 16:57 (UTC +04:00)

"Tonight, the forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to break through the Russian defense in the direction of Zaporozhye," said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

"Today at 01:30 a.m. the enemy tried to break through the defense with the forces of the 47th mechanized brigade numbering up to 1500 people and 150 armored vehicles in the direction of Zaporozhye. The enemy was discovered in time, and a pre-emptive strike was launched from artillery, aviation and anti-tank weapons," Shoigu stressed.

The head of the Russian Ministry of Defense added that the attack of Ukraine in four directions was prevented and retreated with heavy losses.