"According to our data, about 300 terrorists were killed during the past week as a result of powerful artillery counterattacks, both near the airport and in the vicinity of Horlivka, Komsomolsk, Volnovakha," Adviser to the Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko said on TV. According to him, a significant number of Russian troops were eliminated; the artillery strikes destroyed their command posts.
Russian human rights activist Elena Vasilieva has published the number of Russian soldiers deceased over the past three days in the Donbas on her website: "The Russian army has suffered heavy losses over the past three days. 382 servicemen perished. They were from elite troops: Spetsnaz Special Forces, Marines, and Paratroopers. Up to 500 military were wounded. There are much more wounded apparently. But the full list of the wounded Russian servicemen is not available for us... The gross losses of the Russian troops today are 6,242 servicemen and those are only confirmed ones," Vasilieva wrote. In addition she noted that the information that the Russian party has ceased to gather and somehow sort "parts of the bodies collected on the battlefields" was fully confirmed.