August 30, 2022

Russian Defense Ministry: Ukrainian counter-offensive ‘failed miserably’ with 560 Ukrainian troop casualties, Russia claims

Russian Defense Ministry

Waponry strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces against Vostok air command control post near Dnipropetrovsk and missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depot of 60th Infantry Brigade near Novovorontsivka, Kherson Region, have destroyed up to 70 nationalists and 14 units of special vehicles. 

💥 High-precision ground-based weapons near Marganets in Dnepropetrovsk Region have hit a temporary deployment point and an ammunition depot of 108th Territorial Defence Brigade as well as field camps Aidar and Azov Nazi formations. More than 100 fighters, 20 pieces of military equipment and over 3,000 rockets for MLRS have been destroyed. 

💥Concentrated strikes on combat positions of 53rd Mechanized Brigade and Kraken nationalist formation near Artemovsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, have killed more than 30 nationalists and wounded more than 50.

💥 Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down 2 Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian air force near Chervonyi Yar, Zaporozhye Region, and Kurdyumovka, Donetsk People’s Republic.

💥Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.

◽️9 AFU command posts near Konstantinovka, Artemovsk, Raigorodok, Slavyansk and Nikolskoye in Donetsk People’s Republic, Kamyshevakha and Veselyanka in Zaporozhye Region, and Nikolaev and Partizanskoye in Nikolaev Region, as well as 52 AFU artillery units and 142 areas manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit.

◽️6 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depotsnear Vodyanskoye, Kramatorsk, Dobrovol’ye and Zvanovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, and Aleksandrovka in Kharkov Region and Bilousovo in Kherson Region have been destroyed.

◽️In addition, 3 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles and 21 projectiles of US-made Olha and HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems have been intercepted near Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson Region.

◽️Kiev regime continues provocations to threaten a man-made nuclear disaster at Zaporozhye NPP.

◽️On August 28, Ukrainian troops used an unmanned aerial vehicle to strike at the nuclear power plant.

◽️Ukrainian attack drone was shot down by small arms fire as it approached Special Building No 1, which stores US-made nuclear fuel and solid radioactive waste.

◽️Drone shot down by Russian servicemen fell on the roof of Special Building No 1. Serious damage and casualties were avoided.

◽️The shelling by Ukrainian troops of Energodar city, near the nuclear power plant, continues unabated.

◽️Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian artillery fired 8 large-calibre shells into residential areas of the city. Some civilians are injured. Two shells exploded in close proximity to the perimeter of the nuclear plant.

◽️The shelling was carried out from AFU’s firing positions near Nikopol’, Marganets, in Dnepropetrovsk Region, located on the opposite bank of Kakhovka reservoir.

◽️In course of counter-battery warfare, enemy firepower at these positions was suppressed.

◽️Zaporozhye NPP full-time technical staff continue to monitor its technical condition and uninterrupted operation. Radiation situation remains normal.

During the day on direct orders from Zelensky, Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in 3 directions in Nikolaev and Kherson regions.

▫️As a result of the active defence of the Russian troops grouping, AFU units suffered heavy losses.

💥During the fighting, 26 Ukrainian tanks, 23 infantry fighting vehicles, 9 other armoured fighting vehicles were destroyed and 2 Su-25 assault aircraft were shot down. Enemy casualties in manpower amounted to over 560 servicemen. Another enemy offensive attempt failed miserably.

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