June 19, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense:  485 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

The Russian Armed Forces launched a long-range sea-based high-precision weapons group strike against foreign-manufactured military hardware storage sites. All the assigned targets have been neutralised. The goal of the attack has been reached.

◽️During the day, the most active AFU offensive attempts were in South Donetsk and Donetsk directions.

️In South Donetsk direction, as a result of competent and self-sacrificing actions of the Vostok Group of Forces units, aviation and artillery, three attacks by AFU combined units have been repelled close to Vremevka salient. 

💥 The enemy losses were 1 tank, 12 armoured fighting vehicles, as well as 1 foreign-manufactured combat engineer vehicle.

💥 In addition, 2 enemy attacks have been repelled, during which 2 tanks, 10 infantry fighting vehicles and 2 armoured fighting vehicles have been hit near Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region). 

💥 The enemy losses were over 100 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 tanks, 10 infantry fighting vehicles, 14 armoured fighting vehicles,  4 motor vehicles, 2 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, and D-20, Msta-B and D-30 howitzers.

️In Donetsk direction, active actions of the Yug Group of Forces have successfully repelled 4 enemy attacks close to Pervomayskoye, Petrovskoye and Staromikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

💥 The enemy losses were over 340 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 5 motor vehicles, 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, as well as D-20 and Msta-B howitzers.

1 ordnance depot of the AFU 5th Assault Brigade has been destroyed near Ivanovskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

️In Kupyansk direction, as a result of the strikes, launched by Army Aviation, artillery and the units of the Zapad Group of Forces, the actions of 2 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been prevented close to Timkovka (Kharkov region). 

💥 The enemy losses were up to 45 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, and 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 97 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 103 areas.

️2 P-18 detection radars have been hit close to Novopavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Tomarino (Kherson region).

️1 guidance and detection radar of Ukrainian S-300 air defence missile system has been destroyed near Dachnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

️The 95th Air Assault Brigade’s battalion command and observation post has been hit near Yampol (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

💥Russian Aerospace Forces fighter aircraft have shot down 1 Mi-24 of Ukrainian Air Force near Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Air defence facilities have intercepted 6 HIMARS and Uragan rocket-propelled projectiles.

◽️In addition, 16 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down close to Zhovtnyovoye, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), Molodyozhnoye, Lozovoye, Opytnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Nikolayevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Shevchenkovo, Chubaryovka, Gladkoye, Lyubimovka and Novoye (Zaporozhye region). 

In total, 444 airplanes, 239 helicopters, 4,668 unmanned aerial vehicles, 426 air defence missile systems, 10,047 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,124 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,141 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 10,996 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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