April 23, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: 445 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

April 23, 2023

️In Kupyansk direction, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery of the Zapad Group of Forces have inflicted a fire damage on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Dvurechnaya, Pershotravnevoye, Zagoruykovka and Kotlyarovka (Kharkov region).

💥 Four Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been thwarted near Berestovoye, Kislovka and Timkovka (Kharkov region). The enemy losses were up to 95 Ukrainian personnel, armoured fighting vehicle, and  pickup trucks.

️In Krasny Liman direction, the attacks, launched by Ground-Assault and Army aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems from of the Tsentr Group of Forces, have resulted in the neutralisation of the AFU units near Nevskoye, Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), Terny, Torskoye and Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥 The enemy losses were over 70 Ukrainian servicemen, armoured fighting vehicle, pickup trucks, 1 D-30 howitzer, and 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system.

️In Donetsk direction, the assault detachments have liberated neighbourhoods in the western part of Artyomovsk.

Airborne Troops supported the action of the assault detachments in capturing the city on its northern and southern outskirts. Aircraft flew sorties, and artillery carried out 72 firing missions in this area.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery of the Yug Group of Forces have inflicted a fire damage on the AFU reserves near Grigorovka and Kalinina (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Ammunition depots of the AFU 95th Airborne Assault Brigade and 10th Mountain Assault Brigade have been destroyed near Serebryanka and Vesyoloye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥The enemy losses were up to 200 Ukrainian servicemen, infantry fighting vehicle, armoured fighting vehicles, motor vehicles, 1 D-20 howitzer, and 1 Grad multiple-launch rocket system. 

️In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces have neutralised the AFU units near Ugledar, Pavlovka, and Novodonetskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️In addition, 1 AFU mobile fire unit has been destroyed near Novomayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥AFU sabotage and reconnaissance group has been destroyed near Malinovka (Zaporozhye region).  The enemy losses were over 130 Ukrainian servicemen, armoured fighting vehicle, pickup trucks, motor vehicles, and 1 D-20 howitzer.

️In Kherson direction, up to 45 Ukrainian servicemen and motor vehicles have been neutralised by artillery fire. 

💥Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 84 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 118 areas.

️The workshops of an aviation industrial plant where Ukrainian Strizh UAVs were being repaired and tested have been hit near Kharkov. The 58th Mechanised Infantry Brigade’s battalion command and observation post has been hit near Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

💥Air defence forces have intercepted 1 Grom-2 short-range missile and 3 HIMARS MLRS projectiles during the day.

Moreover, Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down near Kirillovka, Valerianovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kremennaya, Rubezhnoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Tavriysk (Kherson region).

In total411 airplanes, 228 helicopters, 3,796 unmanned aerial vehicles, 415 air defense missile systems, 8,809 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,093 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 4,642 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 9,699 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation.

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