January 1, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces kill 68 Ukrainian soldiers in 24-hour period

Russian Defense Ministry

Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian groups of forces have neutralised 68 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military equipment at 102 areas.

1 mobile airspace observation radar of the AFU has been destroyed near Kamyshevakha (Donetsk People’s Republic).

1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

1 AFU artillery ordnance depot has been destroyed near Mirnoye (Zaporozhye region).

Within the counterbattery warfare, 2 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled howitzers, that had been used for shelling residential areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic, have been destroyed at their firing positions near Ivanopolye and Zvanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, 2 Ukrainian D-20 howitzers have been destroyed near Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Mi-8 of Ukrainian Air Force near Poltavka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Air defence facilities have destroyed 15 Ukrainian UAVs near Maksimovka, Nikolayevka, Nikolskoye, Metallist, Zelyoniy Gai, Slavnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Ploshchanka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Tsapovka (Belgorod region), Ocheretovatoye (Zaporozhye region), Ochakov (Nikolayev region), Liman Vtoroy (Kharkov region), and Dzhankoy (Republic of Crimea).

Moreover, 7 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system have been intercepted near Popasnaya, Makeyevka, and Popovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

In total, 355 airplanes and 199 helicopters, 2,779 unmanned aerial vehicles, 399 air defence missile systems, 7,350 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 957 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,756 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,859 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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