April 12, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: 585 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

April 12, 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 Pershotravnevoye and Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

‚óĹÔłŹ In addition,¬†actions of three sabotage and reconnaissance groups¬†of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were thwarted near Sinkovka and Kislovka (Kharkov region).

ūü핬†The enemy’s losses in this direction during the day amounted to¬†30¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†two¬†motor vehicles, and¬†Polish-made Krab and U.S.-made Paladin¬†self-propelled artillery systems.

‚óŬ†In Krasny Liman direction,¬†ground-attack aircraft, Army Aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems of the Tsentr Group of Forces¬†engaged the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine¬†close to Nevskoye, Chervonaya Dibrova, Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Grigorovka and Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic). More than¬†80¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†four¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†three¬†motor vehicles, and¬†one¬†D-20 howitzer¬†have been neutralised in this direction during the day.

‚óĹÔłŹ In Donetsk direction close to Artyomovsk,¬†the Wargner assault detachments took control over three urban quarters. Russia’s Airborne Troops¬†immobilised the enemy’s actions¬†on the flanks of the assault detachments.

ūü핬†Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Yug Group of Forces¬†engaged the reinforcement units of the enemy who attempted to enter Artyomovsk from Chasov Yar and Bogdanovka, as wll as the units of the 28th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūüď䬆Over the past¬†24¬†hours, aircraft flew¬†8¬†sorties, and the Group’s Missile Troops and Artillery carried out¬†52¬†firing missions in this area.

ūü핬†The enemy losses amounted to over¬†245¬†Ukrainian military,¬†one¬†tank,¬†one¬†APC,¬†two¬†armoured combat vehicles,¬†three¬†pick-up trucks, eight motor vehicles,¬†one¬†Msta-B howitzer,¬†two¬†D-20 howitzers, and¬†three¬†Grad MLRS launchers.

‚óĹÔłŹ In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aviation and artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces¬†inflicted a fire damage on AFU units¬†close Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Gulyai Pole and Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).

‚óĹÔłŹ Moreover,¬†an ammunition depot of the 65th Mechanised Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces¬†was¬†destroyed¬†close to Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).

ūü핬†Two sabotage and reconnaissance groups¬†of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been disabled close to Pavlovka and Novosyolka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Up to¬†180¬†Ukrainian servicemen,¬†11¬†motor vehicles, and¬†one¬†D-30 howitzer have been neutralised in these areas during the day.

‚óĹÔłŹ In Kherson direction, up to¬†50¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†three¬†armoured fighting vehicles, and¬†six¬†motor vehicles have been destroyed.¬†A military equipment depot of the 121st Territorial Defence Brigade¬†of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been¬†obliterated¬†close to Otradokamenka (Kherson region).

ūü핬†Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised¬†94¬†AFU artillery units at their firing positions, enemy’s manpower and hardware in¬†117¬†areas during the day.

‚úąÔłŹ¬†Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has¬†shot down¬†one¬†Su-24 aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force¬†near Krasny Liman (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūü핬†Russian air defense forces have intercepted¬†two HIMARS MLRS shells¬†during the day.

‚óĹÔłŹ Moreover,¬†five¬†Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down close to Novokrasnyanka, Naugolnoye, Kremennaya, Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Yelenovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūüď䬆In total,¬†407¬†airplanes and¬†228¬†helicopters,¬†3,741¬†unmanned aerial vehicles,¬†415¬†air defense missile systems,¬†8,647¬†tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles,¬†1,082¬†combat vehicles equipped with MLRS,¬†4,570¬†field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as¬†9,483¬†units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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