The Ministry did not announce the number of prisoners. "The enemy suffers casualties far exceeding ours," the statement notes.
In addition, the Defense Ministry confirmed the information about the collapse of overlap in the Donetsk airport.
"Fierce fighting continues in the vicinity of the airport in Donetsk. The terrorist forces did blow up the overlap of the new airport terminal. There are dead and wounded among the Ukrainian soldiers," the statement reads.
"Our soldiers remain in buildings and the territory of the airport, as well as strongholds around it. During the military operations, our military use knowledge of the territory to hold positions and maintain defense," the Ministry added.