December 15, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces kill or wound some 145 Ukraine troops in 24-hour period

Russian Defense Ministry

In Kupyansk direction, preemptive fire from artillery, heavy rocket launchers and strikes by the army aviation thwarted an attempt by the enemy to attack Russian troops towards Sophiyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic). Up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 armoured fighting vehicle and 3 pick-up trucks have been eliminated.

In Krasniy-Liman direction, an attempt by four AFU attack groups to counterattack towards Ploshchanka, Golikovo and Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic) has been foiled as a result of strikes by army aircraft and artillery fire. More than 40 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 infantry fighting vehicle and 3 armoured vehicles have been eliminated.

In Donetsk direction, Russian troops continue their offensive, which has resulted in taking over new advantageous lines and positions. The enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore the position of its troops near Severnoye and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). All counter-attacks by the AFU have been repelled. The enemy’s losses in this direction amounted up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, 1 armoured personnel carrier and 2 motor vehicles.

In South Donetsk direction, air strikes and artillery fire have neutralised enemy reserves near Dobrovolye ( Donetsk People’s Republic). In addition, two AFU sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been detected and destroyed near Pavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). AFU losses amounted up to 40 servicemen killed and wounded and 4 motor vehicles.

️ Missile troops and artillery units have neutralised command posts of units of the AFU 92nd Independent Mechanised Brigade near Petropavlovka and the 105th Brigade of Territorial Defence near Sinkovka (Kharkov region), as well as 45 AFU artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 86 areas.

One AFU munition depot has been destroyed near Kupyansk (Kharkov region).

One AFU warehouse of weapons, military and special equipment has been destroyed near Tyaginka (Kherson region).

One AFU warehouse of materiel means has been destroyed near Orekhov (Zapororozhye region).

One US-made AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar station has been destroyed near Kleshchevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

️The Russian Air Force’s fighter aircraft have shot down an AFU MiG-29 aircraft near Yablonovka. One AFU Mi-8 helicopter has been shot down near Nikolayevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Air defence forces have destroyed 11 AFU unmanned aerial vehicles near Stepnoye, Novoandreyevka, Volnoye, Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Sadovoye and Semyonovka (Zaporozhye region).

️In addition, two Uragan multiple-laucnh rocket system missiles have been intercepted near Novogorovka (Zaporozhye region).

In total, 344 airplanes and 184 helicopters, 2,669 unmanned aerial vehicles, 396 air defence missile systems, 7,127 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 931 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,685 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,614 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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