August 1, 2023

Russian Defense Ministry: up to 800 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

In Donetsk direction, as a result of coordinated actions of the defending units in close cooperation with aviation and artillery of the Yug Group of Forces, 8 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled close to Belogorovka, Berestovoye, Severnoye, Maryinka and Zaitsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, AFU units have been hit close to Seversk, Predtechino, Sukhaya Balka, Lastochkino and Georgievka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 345 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 6 infantry fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, 1Grad MLRS vehicle, 5 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery systems, and 5 field artillery guns, including 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system.

▫️In addition, 2ammunition, rocket and artillery weapon depots of the AFU 24th Mechanised Brigade have been destroyed close to Novgorodskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, as a result of actions by aviation, artillery and heavy flamethrower systems of the Vostok Group of Forces, AFU manpower and hardware have been hit near Prechistovka, Makarovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Malaya Tokmachka, and Novoandreevka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️As a result of active actions by the Group’s units, 2 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled close to Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Yablonevoye (Zaporozhye region). 

▫️The enemy losses were up to 220 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 6 infantry fighting vehicles, including 1 U.S.-manufactured Bradley armoured fighting vehicle, 2 motor vehicles, 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, 1Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, and 1Giatsint-B gun.

1 ammunition depot of the 38th Marine Brigade of the AFU has been destroyed near Razdolye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In Kupyansk direction, the assault detachments of the Zapad Group of Forces continued to conduct an offensive and take more advantageous positions close to Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of actions by Ground-Attack Aviation and artillery, 8 AFU manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit Novomlynsk, Timkovka, Kislovka, Kotlyarovka and Berestovoye (Kharkov region) and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, 2 attacks by units of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the AFU have been successfully repelled in the Popov Forest in Svatovsky district (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 120 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 armoured fighting vehicle, 3 motor vehicles, 1Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and 1D-30 howitzer.

1ammunition depot of the AFU 103rd Brigade of the Territorial Defence of Ukraine has been destroyed near Kislovka (Kharkov region).

▫️In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of actions by units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, Army Aviation and artillery, 3 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled near Raigorodka, Nevskoye, and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The activities of 1Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been suppressed near Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, a comprehensive fire attack was inflicted on units of 21st, 63rd and 66th mechanised brigades of the AFU close to Sergeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Druzhelyubovka (Kharkov region), Torskoye and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 75 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 pickup trucks, D-20 and D-30 howitzers and 2Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 motor vehicles, 1Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and 1 Msta-B howitzer.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 103 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 124 areas.

▫️In addition, 1Zoopark-3 counter-battery radar system has been destroyed close to Stetskovka (Kharkov region).

Air defence facilities have shot down 16 projectiles launched by HIMARS MLRS.

▫️In addition, 21 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been intercepted close to Zaliman (Lugansk People’s Republic), Novoandreevka, Spornoye, Berestovoye, Kremenets, Volnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Michurina, Balochki, Konskie Razdory (Zaporozhye region), Staraya Zburievka, Radensk, and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).

In total, 458 airplanes, 245 helicopters, 5,402 unmanned aerial vehicles, 427 air defence missile systems, 11,067 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,141 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,699 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,003 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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