November 15, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces killed ‘up to 1,400 Ukraine troops’ in capture of Pavlovka

Russian Defense Ministry

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine

(15 November 2022)

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

️A successful offensive by Russian troops has resulted in the complete liberation of Pavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Within the fighting for Pavlovka, Russian troops have destroyed up to 1,400 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 AFU Su-25 aircraft , 1 Mi-8 helicopter, 12 tanks, 27 infantry fighting vehicles and up to 30 other armoured fighting vehicles. 6 artillery pieces, including 2 US-made M777 artillery systems, over 25 vehicles of various types and 28 unmanned aerial vehicles have been eliminated.

️Russian troops continue their offensive.

️In Kupyansk direction, active actions by Russian troops have thwarted an attack by 2 AFU company tactical groups near Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic’s). The enemy units have been halted by artillery and heavy flamethrower systems’ fire and driven back to their initial positions. Up to a 100 Ukrainian soldiers, 8 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 5 infantry fighting vehicle and 6 motor vehicles have been eliminated. 

️In Krasniy Liman direction, the AFU made unsuccessful attempt to attack with 2 company tactical groups near Chervonopopovka and Zolotaryovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). As a result of a fire attack, up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 4 armoured fighting vehicle and 5 pick-up trucks have been eliminated. 

Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 6 AFU command posts near Kupyansk (Kharkov region), Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Chernobayevka (Kherson region), as well as 82 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 178 areas. A munition depot near Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been destroyed.

7 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed by air defence near Salkovo, Radensk, Tavriysk (Kherson region), Novokrasnyanka, Krasnorechenskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Novoandreyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

📊In addition, three shells of the HIMARS multiple rocket launcher have been intercepted near Skadovsk (Kherson region). In total, 333 airplanes and 176 helicopters, 2,511 unmanned aerial vehicles, 388 air defence missile systems, 6,614 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 891 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,581 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,227 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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