April 6, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry:  Up to 325 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

April 6, 2023

◻️ In Kupyansk direction, Ground-Attack and Army aviation and artillery of the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on manpower and military hardware of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Dvurechnaya, Peschanoye, and Masyutovka (Kharkov region). In addition, actions of three sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were thwarted near Novoselovskoye, Artemovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Pershotravnevoye (Kharkov region).

💥 More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, two motor vehicles, and a U.S.-made AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station have been destroyed during the day.

💥 Moreover, today at about 8.30 a.m., the units of the State Border Guard of the Western Military District, together with a border guard unit of the Border Guard Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in Bryansk region, have prevented an attempt of a sabotage and reconnaissance group of over 15 militants to intrude into the Russian Federation territory near Sluchayevsk (Bryansk region).

💥Artillery fire of the Western Military district defeated the enemy. The sabotage group was scattered and forced to retreat back to the Ukrainian territory suffering losses. Russian personnel suffered no losses.

◻️In Krasny Liman direction, Russian artillery and heavy flamethrower systems of the Tsentr Group of Forces hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Chervonaya Dibrova and Chernopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). 

💥Up to 80 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, one Nona self-propelled system, and D-20 and D-30 howitzers were neutralised.

◻️In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, Operationaal-Tactical aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems have annihilated over 140 Ukrainian troops, three armoured fighting vehicles, eight motor vehicles, one Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery gun, and Gvozdika and Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers, one D-20 howitzer, one U.S.-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battary radar station during the day. An artillery ordnance depot of the 107th Rocket Artillery Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been obliterated near Sergeevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◻️In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation and artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on AFU units close Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Marfopol and Zagornoye (Zaporozhye region).

💥In addition, Russian military foiled an enemy assault group’s attempt to counterattack in the direction of Vodyanoye and Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥As many as 35 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, two pick-up trucks, and D-20 and D-30 howitzers have been neutralised in these directions during the day.

◻️In Kherson direction, up to 20 Ukrainian troops, two motor vehicles, and one Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer have been destroyed over the past 24 hours.

💥Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged 92 AFU artillery units at their fire positions, manpower, and military hardware in 128 areas during the day.

💥A command post of the 110th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was eliminated close to Avdeevka (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

se to Tavolzhanka (Kharkov region), Kremennaya and Kovalyovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Nikolskoye, Novoselovka, and Peski (Donetsk People’s Republic).

📊 In total, 406 airplanes and 228 helicopters, 3,684 unmanned aerial vehicles, 415 air defence missile systems, 8,554 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,078 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 4,515 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 9,319 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.


◻️The Kiev regime deliberately kills its own servicemen by artillery fire to prevent any attempt of abandoning the occupied positions and retreating under the onslaught of the Russian troops.

◻️On 5 April 2023, the units of the Yug Group of Forces have been carrying out active actions to seize a stronghold close to Avdeevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◻️During the fight, the Ukrainian unit leader of the 53rd Mechanised Brigade addressed to the Russian commanding officers on open radio channel declaring voluntary surrendering of his unit 14 men strong.

◻️The Russian military ceased fire to ensure safe evacuation of Ukrainian troops from the fortified position.

◻️Given the dark time of day, the Ukrainian servicemen were accommodated in the blindage until the morning for their further evacuation to the rear area of the Russian Group of Forces.

◻️At night, the Ukrainian artillery purposefully opened heavy fire targeting the blindage where the Ukrainian surrendered servicemen were accommodated. More than 300 large-calibre shells were fired. 

◻️As a result of the AFU strike, all the 14 servicemen who had laid their arms were killed.

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