Over the past day, Russian servicemen successfully repelled attacks in the Kupyansky, Krasno-Limansky, Yuzhno-Donetsk and Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog directions of the special operation. The enemy suffered heavy losses, said Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.
“In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy attempted to attack Russian positions with forces up to the battalion tactical group in the direction of the Kuzemovka settlement of the Luhansk People’s Republic. Russian artillery fire and army aviation strikes defeated the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 140 Ukrainian servicemen, three tanks, two infantry fighting vehicles, three armored vehicles and five vehicles for various purposes were destroyed,” Konashenkov said.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, according to him, Russian servicemen thwarted the attacks of three company tactical groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, while destroying more than 60 Ukrainian servicemen, a tank, two armored combat vehicles, three pickup trucks and one car. In the South-Donetsk direction, the enemy lost more than 120 servicemen, two armored personnel carriers, two armored vehicles, a pickup truck and two cars. In the Nikolaev-Kryvyi Rih direction, the attacks of two motorized infantry companies, reinforced with tanks, were repelled. More than 80 Ukrainian servicemen, three armored combat vehicles and four vehicles were destroyed, Konashenkov said.
Over the past day, according to the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Armed Forces hit five command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 87 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 179 districts. In the Kupyansk region of the Kharkiv region, the SBU command post was liquidated, and in the Volnyansk region of the Zaporozhye region, the base for storing weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was liquidated. In addition, six warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition, a Ukrainian self-propelled firing system of the Buk-M1 air defense system and a radar station of the S-300 air defense system were destroyed. Russian fighters shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 aircraft, and air defense systems shot down a Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force. Also in the air, nine drones were destroyed and 27 shells of the American MLRS “HIMARS” were intercepted.
“In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 331 aircraft, 169 helicopters, 2,435 unmanned aerial vehicles, 386 anti-aircraft missile systems, 6,335 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 882 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 3,554 field artillery pieces and mortars, and also 7,048 units of special military vehicles,” Konashenkov added.