May 5, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: Up to 630 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

May 5, 2023

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

ÔłŹIn Kupyansk direction, the attacks, launched by aviation and artillery of the Zapad Group of Forces, have resulted in the neutralisation of the AFU units near Dvurechnaya, Ivanovka and Krakhmalnoye (Kharkov region).

ūüí•The actions of three Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been thwarted near Sinkovka, Timkovka and Berestovoye (Kharkov region).

The enemy losses were up to 95 Ukrainian servicemen, 8 motor vehicles, 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system and 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system.

ÔłŹ1 munition depot¬†of theAFU 127th Territorial Defence Brigade has been¬†destroyed¬†near Ogurtsovo (Kharkov region).

ÔłŹIn Krasny Liman direction, the attacks, launched by Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery of the Tsentr Group of Forces, have resulted in the neutralisation of the AFU units close to Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Torskoye and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic). The enemy losses were up to¬†65¬†Ukrainian servicemen,¬†1¬†armoured fighting vehicle,¬†1¬†pickup truck, and¬†D-20¬†and¬†D-30¬†howitzers.

1 artillery ammunition depot¬†of the AFU 66th Mechanised Brigadehas been¬†destroyed¬†near Petrovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

ÔłŹIn Donetsk direction, the assault detachments continued to conduct offensive actions against the enemy in the western part of Artyomovsk.The paratroopers provided support and restrained the enemy on the flanks.

ūüí•The attacks, launched by Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery of the Yug Group of Forces, have resulted in the neutralisation of the enemy manpower and hardware close to Kalinovka and Krasnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūüí•Russian units have¬†destroyed the bridge¬†used by the AFU to transport ammunition and reserves¬†to Artyomovsk close to Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).

‚úąÔłŹThe aviation have made¬†7¬†sorties in this direction. The Group’s artillery have performed¬†69¬†firing missions.

ÔłŹTwo ammunition depots¬†of 54th and 110th mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been¬†destroyed¬†near Kramatorsk and Avdeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūüí•The enemy losses were up to¬†300¬†Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries,¬†3¬†infantry fighting vehicles,¬†4¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†1 Grad¬†MLRS, and¬†1 Akatsiya¬†self-propelled artillery system.

ervonoye and Novodanilovka (Zaporozhye region).

ÔłŹThe actions of one Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been disrupted¬†close to Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

ūüí•The enemy losses were over¬†90¬†servicemen,¬†1¬†tank,¬†5¬†¬†motor vehicles,¬†1 D-30¬†howitzer and¬†1¬†U.S.-manufactured¬†M777¬†artillery system.

ÔłŹIn Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to¬†80¬†Ukrainian servicemen,¬†15¬†armoured fighting vehicles,¬†23¬†motor vehicles,¬†1 Msta-B¬†howitzer, as well as¬†3 D-30¬†howitzers.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 107 artillery units of the AFU at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware at 123 areas.

2 AFU Su-25 aircraft have been destroyed by air defence close to Zolotaya Balka and Tyaginka (Kherson region). 7 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles have been also intercepted.

‚óĹÔłŹAir defence forces have also¬†intercepted 14 unmanned aerial vehicles¬†close to to Tokarevka, Olshana (Kharkov region), Troitskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Ivanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Lesnoye and Malaya Belozyorka (Zaporozhye region).

In total, 418 airplanes, 230 helicopters, 3,963 unmanned aerial vehicles, 421 air defense missile systems, 8,992 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,096 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 4,739 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 9,986 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation.

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