April 15, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: 430 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hour period

Russian Defense Ministry

April 15, 2023

ūü핬†In Kupyansk direction, 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 Timkovka (Kharkov region), and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).¬†

ūü핬†Up to¬†40¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†one¬†armoured personnel carrier, and¬†two¬†motor vehicles have been neutralised.

ūü핬†In Krasny Liman direction, ground-attack aircraft and artillery of the Tsentr Group of Forces have hit units of the enemy close to Chernopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Terny and Troskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

‚óĹÔłŹ More than¬†60¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†two¬†armoured fighting vehicles, and¬†D-20 and D-30 howitzers¬†have been neutralised in this direction during the day.

ūü핬†In Donetsk direction,¬†fierce battles are underway close to Artyomovsk.¬†During active operations, the¬†Wagner assault troops successfully advanced,¬†taking control over two quarters on the northern and southern outskirts of the city.¬†The AFU units¬†remaining in Artyomovsk are retreating and deliberately destroying the city’s infrastructure¬†and residential buildings to slow down the advance of Russian troops.¬†Airborne units isolate the enemy on the flanks¬†and¬†support the action of the assault troops to take control over the city.

‚óĹÔłŹ Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillerystrikes of the Yug Group of Forces¬†have hit AFU units¬†in the areas of Krasnoye, Kalynovka, and Bogdanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

‚óĹÔłŹ Aircraft made¬†6¬†sorties in the area, and Missile Troops and Artillery completed¬†57¬†firing missions in support of the troops.

‚óĹÔłŹ The total losses of the enemy in this direction in the past day have amounted to over¬†315¬†Ukrainian troops and mercenaries,¬†two¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†three¬†motor vehicles, and¬†D-20 and Msta-B howitzers,¬†as well as¬†one Grad MLRS.

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 Ugledar and Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). As many as¬†30¬†Ukrainian servicemen,¬†one¬†pick-up truck, and¬†Msta-B and D-30 howitzers¬†were neutralised in these areas during the day.

ūü핬†In Kherson direction, Russian troops have neutralised up to¬†15¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†two¬†motor vehicles, and¬†three¬†Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers during the day.

ūü핬†Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian groups of forces have neutralised¬†73¬†AFU artillery units at their firing positions, enemy’s manpower and hardware in¬†95¬†areas during the day.

‚óĹÔłŹ An ammunition depot of the¬†81st Airmobile Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been hit¬†close to Slavyansk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

‚óĹÔłŹ¬†Air defence forces have intercepted five HIMARS MLRS¬†projectiles during the day.

ūü핬†Moreover,¬†three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles¬†have been shot down close to Opytnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Rubezhnoye, and Chernopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

ūüď䬆In total,¬†407¬†airplanes and¬†228¬†helicopters,¬†3,756¬†unmanned aerial vehicles,¬†415¬†air defense missile systems,¬†8,677¬†tanks and other armoured combat vehicles,¬†1,085¬†combat vehicles equipped with MLRS,¬†4,593¬†field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as¬†9,513¬†units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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