November 16, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces kill more than 400 Ukraine troops in 24 hour period

Russian Defense Ministry

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (16 November 2022)

On 15 November, Russian Armed Forces launched a massive attack using high-precision long-range air- and sea-based weaponry, at the military control system of Ukraine and energy facilities related to it. The goal of the attack has been reached.

💥 All the launched missiles have accurately stricken the assigned targets. All the facilities have been neutralised.

❗️ We want to emphasise that the high-precision attacks were launched only at the targets located in Ukraine and no closer than 35 kilometres from the Ukrainian–Polish border.

The footage of the wreckage detected in Przewodów, published in the evening on 15 November in Poland, has definitely been identified by professionals of Russian defence industrial complex as elements of S-300 air defence guided missile of Ukrainian Air Force.

The statements of various Ukrainian sources and foreign officials on the fall of alleged ‘Russian rockets’ in Przewodów are a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation.

❗️ We also want to stress that no missile strikes were launched at any facilities in Kiev within high-precision firepower’s massive attack on the facilities located in Ukraine.

◽All the destructions in the residential quarters of the Ukrainian capital, demonstrated by the Kiev regime, are the direct consequence of the fall and self-destruction of the air defence missiles launched by Ukrainian forces from the foreign-manufactured air defence systems deployed within the city limits.

💥In Kupyansk direction, the Army Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces have frustrated the attempts made by 3 company tactical groups from 14th and 92nd mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) to launch an offensive towards Berestovoye, Kolesnikovka (Kharkov region) and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

️ Over 80 Ukrainian personnel, 6 tanks, 8 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 armoured motor vehicles, and 3 self-propelled artillery systems have been eliminated.

💥In Krasny Liman direction, artillery fire operation and intensive action of Russian units have resulted in repelling 2 attempts made by AFU company tactical groups to attack Russian positions towards Kolomyichikha (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The comprehensive firepower’s operation has resulted in causing casualties of over 100 Ukrainian personnel, 2 tanks, and 4 armoured fighting vehicles.

💥In Donetsk direction, the AFU made unsuccessful attempts to halt the advance of Russian units by counterattacks towards Kurdyumovka, Avdeyevka, Staromikhaylovka and Georgiyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

️ Artillery operation and decisive action of assault groups have resulted in halting and scattering the enemy units.

️ Over 160 Ukrainian personnel, 3 tanks, 5 armoured fighting vehicles, 1 pickup, and 2 motor vehicles with ordnance have been eliminated.

💥In South Donetsk direction,Russian forces have prevented an attack launched by AFU battalion tactical group towards Stepnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

️ Firepower‘s operation has resulted in halting and driving the enemy back to initial positions.

️ Over 65 Ukrainian personnel and mercenaries, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 5 armoured motor vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

💥Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 7 AFU command posts near Krakhmalnoye, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Sadovoye, Tyaginka, Zmiyevka (Kherson region), Kirovo (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 94 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 185 areas.

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

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

💥  Within the counterbattery warfare, 2 batteries of U.S.-manufactured M-777 artillery systems have been neutralised near Kolesnikovka (Kharkov region).

Moreover, 1 Ukrainian Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system has been destroyed near Mylovoye (Kherson region), as well as 1 Ukrainian fighting vehicle for Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) has been destroyed near Artyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

💥Operational-Tactical Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Novosyolovka (Zaporozhye region).

💥Air defence facilities have destroyed 3 unmanned aerial vehicles near Rayskoye (Kherson region), Petrovskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Krasnorechenskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

Moreover, 11 projectiles launched by HIMARS and Uragan MLRS have been intercepted near Kalanchak and Novonikolayevka (Kherson region).

📊 In total, 333 airplanes and 177 helicopters, 2,514 unmanned aerial vehicles, 388 air defence missile systems, 6,644 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 892 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,587 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,240 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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