December 13, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: 485 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

Armed Forces of Ukraine near Sinkovka, Ivanovka, Yagodnoye (Kharkov region), and Lake Liman.  

Clusters of AFU 115th mechanised, 57th mechanised infantry brigades’ manpower suffered losses north-western Lake Liman and north of Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

The enemy losses were up to 55 troops, one U.S.-made M113 armoured personnel carrier, and two armoured fighting vehicles.

▫️ In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces repelled one attack launched by the AFU 63rd Mechanised Brigade near Chervonaya Dibrova (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Artillery inflicted fire damage on AFU manpower close to Serebryansky forestry.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 100 Ukrainian troops killed and wounded, one tank, and two motor vehicles. 

▫️ In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces supported by artillery repelled four attacks of AFU 24th mechanised, 5th assault brigades near Kleshcheyevka and Shumy (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, strikes were delivered at enemy manpower and hardware near Krasnoye, Kleshcheyevka, Kurdyumovka, Kirovo, and Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses in this direction amounted to up to 250 Ukrainian military personnel, one U.S.-made Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, three armoured fighting vehicles, two Msta-B howitzers, one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, one D-20 and one D-30 howitzers.

▫️ In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces supported by artillery and heavy flamethrower systems inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of AFU 79th air assault, 58th mechanised infantry, and 128th territorial defence brigades near Novomikhailovka, Novodonetskoye, and Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Up to 130 Ukrainian troops, two pickups, two Akatsiya self-propelled artillery systems, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.

▫️In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces supported by artillery repelled one attack of the AFU 117th Mechanised Brigade’s assault groups north of Novoprokopovka (Zaporozhye region), and inflicted fire damage on AFU 128th mountain assault, 33rd65th mechanised brigades’ manpower and hardware close to Pyatikhatki, Rabotino, and Nesteryanka(Zaporozhye region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 50 Ukrainian troops and three motor vehicles.

▫️In Kherson direction, as a result of actions of the Russian Group of Forces supported by artillery and aviation, the AFU lost up to 30 Ukrainian troops.

In addition, three Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems and one unmanned aerial vehicle command post have been eliminated.

◽️Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, and Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged assembly and repair workshops for unmanned aerial vehicles, three ammunition depots and one fuel depot, one Ukrainian 79K6 Pelican phased-array radar station, as well as AFU manpower and hardware in 118 areas during the day.

▫️ Russian air defence forces intercepted two HIMARS MLRS projectiles.

In addition, six Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down close to Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic), Belogorovka, Krinichnaya, and Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

📊 In total, 550 airplanes and 257 helicopters, 9,661 unmanned aerial vehicles, 442 air defence missile systems, 14,026 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,188 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 7,322 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 16,263 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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