March 30, 2023
Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (30 March 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
️ In Kupyansk direction, Army Aviation and artillery fire of the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on enemy manpower and equipment near Gryanikovka, Sinkovka (Kharkov region), and Novoselovskoye and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).
More than 50 Ukrainian troops and two motor vehicles were neutralised.
️ In Krasny Liman direction, aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems of the Tsentr Group of Forces engaged the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Nevskoye, Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Yampolovka, Torskoye, Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
The enemy has suffered losses of up to 130 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, one Grad MLRS vehicle, and one Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer in this direction in the past 24 hours.
️ In Donetsk direction, aviation, artillery, and actions of the ‘Yug’ Group of Forces eliminated over 340 Ukrainian troops mercenaries, two tanks, four infantry fighting vehicles, six armoured fighting vehicles, nine motor vehicles, one Uragan MLRSvehicle, and D-20 and D-30 howitzers.
️ In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, Army Aviation, artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on the AFU units close to Ugledar and Vladimorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Malinovka and Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye region).
The total losses of the enemy in these directions have amounted to over 25 Ukrainian servicemen and two armoured fighting vehicles during the day.
In Kherson direction, the fire damage has neutralised up to 25 Ukrainian troops, 11 motor vehicles, and three D-30 howitzers during the day.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 93 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, enemy manpower and hardware in 107 areas.
️ A self-propelled launcher of the Buk-M1 SAM system the Ukrainian Armed Forces was obliterated Grebennikovka (Sumy region).
An ammunition depot of the 126th Territorial Defense Brigade was eliminated close to Olgovka (Kherson region).
A fuel depot of the 126th Territorial Defense Brigade was neutralised close to Zaliznichnoye (Zaporozhye region).
Russian air defense systems shot down one Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force near Temirovka (Zaporozhye region).
️ Moreover, one Grom-2 short-range missile, three HIMARS projectiles, and two Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were intercepted close to Novoandreevka and Zeleny Gai (Donetsk People’s Republic).
In total, 404 airplanes and 227 helicopters, 3,622 unmanned aerial vehicles, 415 air defense missile systems, 8,472 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,076 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 4,462 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 9,199 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.