Russia says it killed over 100 “mercenaries” from Poland and Germany at a temporary deployment point in the Kharkiv region. Russian defence ministry claims its forces killed 160 Ukrainian soldiers in Kherson and 260 in the Donetsk region. Melitopol Mayor says Ukrainian partisans damaged a railway bridge near the occupied city. Luhansk governor says Ukraine forces destroyed a Wagner Group base in Melitopol with a “precision strike”. Kyiv’s air force claims to have destroyed a third Ka-52 “Alligator” helicopter in three days.