Russian troops have defeated the offensive of the Ukrainian troops, which was carried out on the personal instructions from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The enemy has suffered large-scale losses as a result of the operation, the Russian Ministry of Defense told reporters.
The department indicated that the enemy suffered large-scale losses.
Earlier, representatives of the ministry said that the Russian forces destroyed more than 200 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the Kharkiv area.
The Russian Armed Forces have destroyed more than a hundred soldiers of the Kraken formation and foreign mercenaries of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, told reporters.
He clarified that mercenaries and fighters of the Kraken formation were stationed near the village of Konstantinovka in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR).
Russian troops have also defeated the 128th separate mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on August 30.
“When repelling the enemy’s offensive, Russian troops have defeated units of the 128th separate mountain assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine deployed from Western Ukraine to participate in the operation from Western Ukraine,” the defense department said.
Five servicemen of the brigade laid down their arms and surrendered.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed an attempt of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to go on offensive in Mykolaiv and Kherson regions in three directions. However, the offensive failed, the ministry said.