October 3, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: ’Superior enemy tank units’ break through Russian defense line

Russian Defense Ministry

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (October 3, 2022)

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

💥 Missile attacks launched at manpower and military equipment concentration areas of 14th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Kupyansk, Dvurechnaya and Kurilovka (Kharkov region) at Kupyansk direction have resulted in the elimination of over 140 servicemen and 19 units of special military equipment.

◽️ Over the past 72 hours, the enemy has lost more than 500servicemen and about 60 units of military equipment at Kupyansk direction.

💥 Massive fire attack has been launched at enemy reserve forces and units from 66th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the AFU near Slavyansk at Krasny Liman direction.

◽️ The attack has resulted in the elimination of up to 100servicemen, 6 units of armoured equipment and 2 Grad MLRS combat vehicles.

◽️ Over the past 72 hours, the units from 66th and 93rd mechanised brigades of the AFU have lost more than 900servicemen at the abovementioned direction.

💥 Missile attack launched at the manpower and military equipment concentration areas of 10th Mountain Assault Brigade of the AFU near Kalinovka at Artyomovsk direction has resulted in the elimination of over 260 militants and 14 units of military equipment.

Allied forces have repelled enemy’s attempts to launch an offensive near Pervomayskoye at Donetsk direction. 

◽️ The preventive operation has resulted in the elimination of over 100 Ukrainian servicemen from 21st Battalion of 56th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the AFU.

Russian troops continued repelling enemy’s offensive at Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction.

◽️ All the attacks of the AFU at Nikolayev and Andreyevka tactical directions have been successfully repelled. 

💥 Attack launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at the units from 24th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Davydov Brod (Kherson region) has resulted in the elimination of up to 60 militants and 7units of military equipment.

Superior enemy tank units succeeded in wedging into the depth of our defence towards Zolotaya Balka and Aleksandrovka.

◽️ Russian forces took a previously prepared line of defence and continue launching massive fire attacks. 

◽️ Ukrainian militants have lost a total of over 130 personnel and 23 units of military equipment at the abovementioned area.

💥 Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 47 artillery units at their firing positions, as well as 146 manpower and military equipment concentration areas.

◽️ 5 missile, artillery armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Kramatorsk, Artyomovsk, Opytnoye, Yampol (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Dobryanka (Kherson region).

💥 Russian Aerospace Forces have destroyed 1 radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence missile system near Nikiforovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️ 3 Ukrainian Grad MLRS rocket batteries have been neutralised near Tsvetkovoye, Svyatopetrovka and Yablokovo (Zaporozhye region).

💥 Air defence facilities have shot down 3 unmanned aerial vehicles near Valeryanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kupyansk (Kharkov region) and Borozenskoye (Kherson region).

◽️ Moreover, 15 projectiles launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS have been destroyed in air near Novaya Kakhovka, Vesyoloye and Novaya Zburyevka (Kherson region).

📊 In total, 310 airplanes and 155 helicopters, 2,137 unmanned aerial vehicles, 378 air defence missile systems, 5,292 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 860 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,444 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,189 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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