Russia's Defense Ministry said Tuesday (local time) that Ukrainian forces carried out a military operation in southern Donetsk on Monday in an attempt to advance, but that the advance was stopped after the Ukrainians suffered "heavy losses."
The Russian ministry had also said Monday its troops repelled a "large-scale offensive" by Ukrainian forces in southern Donetsk.
On Monday, Ukrainian forces were "hit with a complex weapons strike by the army forces, assault and operational-tactical aviation, missile forces, and artillery, as well as heavy thermobaric systems," the Russian ministry said Tuesday on its Telegram channel.
The ministry also claimed Russian forces destroyed "28 tanks, including eight main battle Leopard tanks," and 109 armored fighting vehicles.
CNN could not independently verify the report, and it has reached out to Ukraine's Defense Ministry for comment and has yet to hear back.