Paratroopers of the 79th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade repelled a Russian assault at several positions near Maryinka, the press service of the brigade has said on Facebook.
According to the military, the Russian infantry tried to approach the paratroopers' positions unnoticed in order to storm them.
"The insidiousness of the enemy's plan was that at the same time it was relentlessly attacking other units of the brigade, actively using the support of its artillery in those areas. In the same area, his assault squad tried to approach 'quietly' without the firepower of his artillery," the brigade said.
The enemies were detected by aerial reconnaissance, and their movement was stopped by inflicting fire damage with the active use of ammunition drops from drones. Then they used small arms and grenade launchers.
"Having suffered significant losses, the enemy abandoned their plans and under the cover of a smoke screen, the occupiers fled, leaving their dead on the battlefield," the military added.