October 9, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces claim to have ‘eliminated’ more than 600 Ukrainian troops in past 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

💥The enemy, using two battalions of the 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the AFU, reinforced by foreign mercenaries, made unsuccessful attempts to break through the defence of Russian troops towards Kislovka (Kharkov region) and Kuzemovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). All enemy attacks have been repelled. More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank and 9 armoured fighting vehicles have been destroyed.

◽️ As a result of the shelling of the advancing reserves of the AFU 92nd Mechanised Brigade near Zagoruykovka (Kharkov region), Russian troops have destroyed about 60 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks and 3 armoured vehicles.

💥4 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been discovered and destroyed by artillery fire near Novovodyanoye, Karmazinovka and Makeyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic). 17 militants, two pickup trucks with heavy machine guns and 1 car have been eliminated.

💥Enemy attacks have been repulsed near Verkhnekamenka and Belogorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Spornoye, Berestovoye, Yakovlevka, Soledar, Artyomovsk and Zaytsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) . Over 120 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 tanks, 7 armoured fighting vehicles and 11 motor vehicles have been destroyed.

💥The enemy has made unsuccessful attempts to attack Russian positions near Oktyabrskoye, Neskuchnoye and Yegorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
All attacks have been successfully repelled by Russian troops. More than 100 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 5 armoured fighting vehicles and 6 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

💥The provisional base of foreign mercenary units Foreign Legion on Khortitsa Island and the Bars Special Purpose Brigade of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine near Zaporozhye has been struck by high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

💥As a result of significant losses in manpower and equipment, the enemy did not take large-scale offensive action towards Nikolayev and Krivoy Rog. According to updated data, the 96th and 98th battalions of the 60th Infantry Brigade of the AFU and the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU operating towards Krivoy Rog had lost more than 30 percent of their personnel strength.

💥As a result of concentrated Russian artillery strikes on the advancing column of the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU near Novaya Kamenka (Kherson region), an attempt to concentrate enemy troops was thwarted.

💥5 columns, manpower, military equipment and artillery of Ukrainian troops have been also hit at firing positions near Chervonoye, Novovoskresenskoye and Petropavlovka (Kherson region).

💥Losses of the AFU were over 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 22 armoured combat vehicles and 7 infantry fighting vehicles. 1 Polish Crab self-propelled artillery unit, 2 American M777 howitzers and 4 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

💥Russian troops repulsed attacks by 2 mechanised infantry companies of the AFU near Belogorka and Davydov Brod (Kherson region) towards Andreevsk.
Up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 12 armoured fighting vehicles and 3 motor vehicles have been eliminated. 

The munition post of the 61st Infantry Brigade of the AFU, which contained over 200 rockets for American HIMARS and Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems has been destroyed by a high-precision strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Bereznegovatoye (Nikolayev region).

◽️ In total, the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were more than 200 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 tanks, 41 armoured combat vehicles, 3 guns and 7 motor vehicles towards Nikolayev and Krivoy Rog.

💥 The command posts of the 14th Mechanised and 81st Airmobile brigades of the AFU and the 9th Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine near Redkodub (Kharkov region), Drobyshevo (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Zaliznichnoye (Zaporozhye region), 47 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 163 areas have been eliminated by operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes.

💥 4 munition depots of rocket and artillery weapons have been destroyed near Novoaleksandrovka (Kherson region), Volnoye Pole (Donetsk People’s Republic), Zaliznichnoye (Zaporozhye region) and in the eastern outskirts of Zaporozhye.

💥 2 AN/TPQ-37 American counter-battery radar stations have been destroyed near Kirovo and Drobyshevo (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥 1 Su-24 AFU aircraft near Dobroye (Nikolayev region), and 1 Ukrainian Mi-24 attack helicopter have been shot by fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces near Mirolyubovka (Kherson region).

💥 6 unmanned aerial vehicles, including one Bayraktar TB2 have been destroyed by air defence forces near Snegiryovka (Nikolayev region), Novomikhaylovka, Novomayorskoye and Blagoveshchenka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Ustinovka (Kharkov region).

💥 4 shells of the American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system and 5 shells of the Uragan and Olkha MLRS were also shot down near Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region), Olkhovatka (Kharkov region) and Donetsk.

📊In total, 317 airplanes and 159 helicopters, 2,182 unmanned aerial vehicles, 379 air defence missile systems, 5,570 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 866 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,460 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,431 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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