October 12, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Russian forces lose town of Kislovka near Kupyansk and then recapture it

Russian Defense Ministry

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

◽️ Main effort of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) at Kupyansk direction was concentrated on capturing the settlement of Kislovka attacked by 3 Ukrainian company tactical groups and foreign mercenaries simultaneously from 3 directions.

◽️ The enemy succeeded in wedging into the defence and reaching the western suburbs of the settlement.

💥 Intense action of our forces and concentrated fire of Russian artillery have resulted in dislodging the Ukrainian units from the suburbs of Kislovka, scattering and driving them back to their initial positions.

◽️ The positions of Russian units at the forefront have been recovered.

◽️ Moreover, the enemy was made unsuccessful attempts to launch an offensive by up to 3 companies towards Tabayevka, Orlyanka (Kharkov region) and Kuzemovka (LPR).

◽️ All the attacks have been successfully repelled by Russian forces.

◽️ Total casualties suffered by the AFU and mercenaries at the abovementioned direction constitute over 100 personnel, 4 tanks, 3infantry combat vehicles and 3 Turkish-manufactured Kirpi armoured personnel carriers.

💥 New unsuccessful enemy’s attempts to cross Zherebets river have been prevented near Raygorodok, Karmazinovka, Rozovka, Makeyevka and Novolyubovka (LPR) at Krasny Liman direction.

◽️ Up to 3 infantry combat vehicles, 2 armoured motor vehicles and about 60 Ukrainian personnel have been eliminated.

💥 Russian units have repelled an attempt of the AFU to launch an attack by manpower of up to a platoon supported by vehicles near Novodarovka at Zaporozhye direction.

◽️ 7 Ukrainian personnel and 1 armoured motor vehicle have been eliminated.

💥 The enemy made attempts to launch an attack by up to 2battalions at Novovoskresenskoye, Velikaya Aleksandrovka and Sukhanovo (Kherson region) at Krivoy Rog direction.

◽️ Russian units have successfully repelled all the attacks.

◽️ 1 tank, 16 armoured combat vehicles, 4 motor vehicles and over 70 Ukrainian personnel have been eliminated.

💥 Russian forces have launched a fire attack at the AFU units that were redeploying to launch attacks towards Kostromka and Ishchenka (Kherson region) at Andreyevka direction.

◽️ 2 tanks, 3 armoured motor vehicles, 5 pickups and over 90Ukrainian personnel have been eliminated.

◽️ Moreover, pre-emptive fire attack has resulted in the destruction of 4 AFU ferries detected by reconnaissance units across Ingulets river and frustration of redeployment of Ukrainian reserve forces to the operations area.

💥 Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised AFU command posts near Velikaya Kostromka (Dnepropetrovsk region), Konstantinovka (DPR) and Lezhino (Zaporozhye region), 41 artillery units at their firing positions, 156 manpower and military equipment concentration areas.

◽️ The headquarters of Right Sector nationalist group, 1 signal station of Azov nationalist group and 2 provisional bases of foreign mercenaries have been neutralised near Zaporozhye.

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