April 9, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: 420 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

April 9, 2023

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.

ūü핬†In Kupyansk direction, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation and artillery of the Zapad Group of Forces¬†inflicted a fire damage on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU)¬†close to Olshana, Timkovka, Krakhmalnoye (Kharkov region), and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

‚óĽÔłŹ¬†In addition, Russian troops¬†disrupted actions of two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups¬†near Sinkovka (Kharkov region) and Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

ūü핬†More than¬†35¬†Ukrainian servicemen,¬†one¬†armoured fighting vehicle, and¬†two¬†motor vehicles have been eliminated during the day in this direction.

‚óĹÔłŹ In Krasny Liman direction, Russian artillery and heavy flamethrower systems of the Tsentr Group of Forces¬†hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine¬†close to Nevskoye, Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), Torskoye, Terny, and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūü핬†The enemy has suffered losses of up to¬†55¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†one¬†armoured fighting vehicle,¬†one¬†motor vehicle,¬†one¬†Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, and¬†one¬†D-20 howitzer in this direction in the past 24 hours.

‚óĽÔłŹIn Donetsk direction, the Yug Group of Forces, Operational-Tactical Aviation, and artillery have eliminated over¬†250¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†one¬†tank,¬†three¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†nine¬†motor vehicles, Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and¬†Msta-B and D-20 howitzers¬†over the past 24 hours.

ūü핬†In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces¬†inflicted a fire damage¬†on the AFU units close to Pavlovka and Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

‚óĽÔłŹIn addition, Russian troops disrupted actions of¬†two¬†Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups near Novoselka and Vladimirovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūü핬†The enemy has suffered losses of up to¬†20¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†one¬†armoured fighting vehicle,¬†one¬†Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, and D-20 and D-30 howitzers in these directions in the past 24 hours.

‚óĹÔłŹ In Kherson direction, more than¬†60¬†Ukrainian servicemen,¬†three¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†eight¬†motor vehicles, Gvozdika and Akatsiya self-propelled artillery guns, and¬†one¬†Giatsint-B gun have been eliminated during the day.

ūü핬†Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged¬†98¬†AFU artillery units at their fire positions, manpower, and military hardware in¬†127¬†areas during the day.

ūü핬†A forward command post of the Kharkov operational group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces¬†was hit close to Velikiy Burluk (Kharkov region).

ūü핬†Ammunition depots of the¬†102nd Territorial Defence Brigade¬†and¬†72nd Mechanised Brigade¬†of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been hit close to Orekhov (Zaporozhye region) and Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūü핬†In addition, a high-precision missile strike near the city of Zaporozhye obliterated a storage facility with¬†70,000¬†tonnes of fuel stored to support the AFU group operations in Donbass.

ūü핬†Air defense systems have downed¬†10¬†HIMARS and Smerch projectiles and¬†one¬†Grom-2 operational-tactical missile during the day.

ūü핬†Moreover,¬†14¬†Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down close to Vasylyevka, Inzhenernoye (Zaporozhye region), Staromayorskoye, Veseloye, Kirillovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kremennaya, Rubezhnoye, and Ilyinka(Lugansk People’s Republic).

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