The ministry revealed that the Russian Air Force bombed 33 gatherings of soldiers and combat mechanisms, estimating the losses of Kyiv forces as a result of these strikes, as up to 90 soldiers, in addition to the damage of 18 pieces of equipment.
In the Ukrainian west, four Russian missile strikes hit the military infrastructure in the Yavoriv region near the Polish border, in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to what was announced by the governor of the Lvivian region, Maxim Kosietsky.
“It completely destroys the body,” Kozetsky said in a post on the Telegram app.
Earlier, the regional air command in Ukraine said that several missiles were fired at the Lviv region of the Black Sea in the early hours of Sunday morning.
For his part, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the situation in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine remains “extremely difficult” for Ukraine.
Zelensky emphasized that Russian forces were still trying to show some victory.
Meanwhile, a large convoy of cars and vans carrying refugees arrived from the ruins of the city of Mariupol in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhia, after waiting days before Russian forces allowed it to leave.
Mariupol was flattened during the 80-day war. Ukraine has been gradually evacuating civilians from the devastated city for more than two months. Russia controls most of the city.
An aide to the mayor of Mariupol had earlier said that the convoy contained between 500 and 1,000 vehicles, which represented the largest single evacuation from the city since the Russian invasion on February 24.
Turkey had submitted a proposal to evacuate the wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the Azovstal factory in the city of Mariupol by sea.
Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the plan is for the evacuees from Azovstal to be moved by land to the port of Berd Jansk, also on the Sea of Azov, and for a Turkish ship to take them across the Black Sea to Istanbul.