July 30, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: Up to 695 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

The AFU continued unsuccessful attempts at offensive actions in South Donetsk, Krasny Liman and Donetsk directions.

In Donetsk direction, as a result of aviation, artillery, and units of the Yug Group of Forces, 7 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled close to Kleshcheevka, Andreevka and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, the AFU units have been hit near Druzhba, Berdychi, Kleshcheevka, Avdeevka, Krasnoye and Pobeda (Donetsk People’s Republic).

1ammunition depot of the AFU 124th Territorial Defence Brigade has been destroyed near Dzerzhinsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 190 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, 2 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery systems, as well as Msta-B and D-20 howitzers.

In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, units of the Vostok Group of Forces, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, repelled 1 enemy attack close to Uspenovka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️As a result of a complex fire attack, AFU manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit close to Zherebyanki, Novodanilovka, Veseloye and north of Rabotino (Zaporozhye region). 

▫️In addition, the actions of one Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been disrupted close to Charivnoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 250 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, as well as howitzers: Msta-B and D-20.

In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of actions by aviation, artillery, and units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, 3 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled close to Kovalyovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), as well as near Serebryansky forestry.

▫️In addition, enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit close to Torskoye, Serebryanka, Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Chervonaya Dibrova, Nevskoye, and west of Novovodyanoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 140 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, as well as 1D-30 howitzer.

In Kupyansk direction, assault detachments of the Zapad Group of Forces continued offensive operations forward Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and advanced 300 metres into the depth of the enemy defence.

▫️In addition, AFU units have been hit near Timkovka, Peschanoye, Olshana, and Novomlynsk (Kharkov region), and Stelmakhovka, Novosyolovskoye and Artyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

1ammunition depot of the AFU 125th Brigade of the Territorial Defence of Ukraine has been destroyed near Izbitskoye (Kharkov region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 4 motor vehicles, as well as 1Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system and 1D-30 howitzer.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 65 Ukrainian servicemen and 5 motor vehicles.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 102 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 108 areas.

▫️In addition, a retraining centre and a storage, maintenance and repair point of AFU drones have been destroyed near Mogilyovka (Dnepropetrovsk region).

1command post of the 100th Territorial Defence Brigade has been hit close to Yampol (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️Fighter Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Vozdvizhenka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️Air defence facilities have shot down 44 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles close to Tavolzhanka (Kharkov region), Zaliman, Rubezhnoye, Kremennaya, Raigorodka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Sladkoye, Staromikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Shevchenkovo, Dolinka, Trudovoye, Novopokrovka, Mirnoye (Zaporozhye region), Staraya Zburyevka and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).

In total,457 airplanes, 245 helicopters, 5,358 unmanned aerial vehicles, 427 air defence missile systems, 11,029 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,140 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,661 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 11,971 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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