April 8, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: Up to 575 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

April 8, 2023

ūü핬†In Kupyansk direction,¬†Operational-Tactical and Army aviation and artillery of the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Grigorovka, Sinkovka, Peschanoye (Kharkov region), and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).¬†

ūü핬†The enemy suffered losses of up to¬†30¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†two¬†motor vehicles, and¬†one¬†D-20 howitzer.

‚óĹÔłŹ¬†In Krasny Liman direction,¬†aircraft, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems of the Tsentr Group of Forces hit the enemy units close to Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūü핬†The enemy has suffered losses of up to¬†80¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†one¬†armoured fighting vehicle,¬†one¬†Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, and¬†one¬†D-20 howitzer in this direction in the past 24 hours.

‚óĹÔłŹ¬†In Donetsk direction,¬†the Yug Group of Forces, aviation, and artillery have eliminated up to¬†370¬†Ukrainian troops and mercenaries,¬†three¬†infantry fighting vehicles,¬†six¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†three¬†motor vehicles, and¬†one¬†Gvozdika self-propelled artillery gun over the past 24 hours.

‚óĹÔłŹ¬†In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the¬†Vostok Group of Forces¬†inflicted a fire damage on AFU units close Ugledar, Kamyshevakha (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Yurkovka and Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye region)

ūü핬†Total enemy losses in these directions amounted to¬†55¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†one¬†armoured fighting vehicle, and¬†D-20 and D-30 howitzers¬†during the day.

‚óĹÔłŹ In Kherson direction, up to¬†60¬†Ukrainian troops,¬†three¬†motor vehicles, and¬†one¬†Akatsiya self-propelled artillery unit have been eliminated as a result of the fire damage.

ūü핬†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¬†114¬†areas during the day.

ūüí•Morevoer,¬†three ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have been obliterated¬†near Konstatinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Berislav (Kharkov region), and Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).

‚óĹÔłŹ Air defense forces have¬†intercepted seven HIMARS MLRS projectiles¬†during the day.

ūü핬†Moreover,¬†seven Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down¬†close to Stelmakhovka, Lisichansk (Lugansk People’s Republic), Egorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Mikhailovka (Nikolayev region), and Zavetnoye (Kherson region).

ūüď䬆In total,¬†406¬†airplanes and¬†228¬†helicopters,¬†3,702¬†unmanned aerial vehicles,¬†415¬†air defense missile systems,¬†8,574¬†tanks and other armoured combat vehicles,¬†1,078¬†combat vehicles equipped with MLRS,¬†4,532¬†field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as¬†9,342¬†units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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