Russian combat aircraft, missile troops and artillery struck over 60 Ukrainian artillery units at firing positions in the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Monday.
"In the past 24 hours, operational-tactical aircraft, missile troops and artillery of the Russian group of forces struck 63 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 97 areas," the spokesman said.
Russian artillery struck amassed manpower of two Ukrainian army brigades in the Kupyansk area, eliminating over 40 militants in the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"In the Kupyansk area, artillery of the Western Military District inflicted damage on amassed manpower of the Ukrainian armys 14th and 92nd mechanized brigades in areas near the settlements of Dvurechnaya and Berestovoye in the Kharkov Region and Novosyolovskoye in the Lugansk Peoples Republic," the spokesman said.
The Russians have a new spotter system for artillery that gives exact coordinates in 5 seconds. The Russians normally fire 10 artillery rounds for every one the Ukrainians do. But the Ukrainians are losing their artillery all along the Donbass frontline. Bakhmut and several positions north are in danger of being encircled, meaning the Ukrainians take artillery fire from 3 directions and they are cut off from food, diesel and ammunition. Their MOD wants to pull his troops out as does Secretary Austin but Zelensky is delusional and says No. Lots of NATO troops will die or be captured.