The AFU, with the strike groups of 53 separate mechanized brigade, with the support of artillery, attempted a counteroffensive in the directions of Zaitsevo and Otradovka near Artyomovsk, military sources report from the field.
An attempt by Ukrainian militants to gain a foothold in the area of these settlements was repulsed by our troops, the 53rd brigade unit was pushed back to the initial lines by return fire. The losses of the Ukrainian side amounted to at least 8 people killed, more than 7 wounded.
Due to the offensive of the Wagner PMC fighters, the engineering groups of the 53rd AFU brigade urgently equipped new strongholds near the Opytnoye settlement.
The command of the Ukrainian operational-tactical group «Soledar» also expects the offensive of Russian troops on Mayorsk. In this regard, units made of the mobilized were transferred to the northeastern outskirts of Toretsk.