November 8, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: 580 Ukrainian combat casualties in 24 hours 

Russian Defense Ministry

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

In Kupyansk direction, the active actions of units of the Zapad Group of Forces, supported by aviation and artillery, have repelled two attacks by assault groups of the 54th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Timkovka (Kharkov region).

In addition, manpower and hardware concentration areas of AFU 38th mechanised and 68th jaeger brigades have been hit close to Zagoruikovka (Kharkov region), Novogorovka, and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses were up to 30 soldiers, two armoured fighting vehicles, and three motor vehicles.

During counter-battery warfare, one U.S.-manufactured M114 howitzer, one Msta-B howitzer, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and one D-44 gun have been hit. 

In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, Army Aviation and artillery have hit manpower and hardware concentration areas of the AFU 67th Mechanised Brigade and the 125th Ukrainian Territorial Defence Brigade close to Yampolovka and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses were up to 60 servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, and two pickup trucks.

In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in cooperation with aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems, have struck AFU 22nd, 54th, 93rd mechanised brigades and the 79th Air Assault Brigade close to Maryinka, Kleshcheevka, Andreevka, and Spornoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses were up ro 235 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, three armoured fighting vehicles, and four motor vehicles.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, one Msta-B howitzer, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and one D-30 gun have been destroyed.

In South Donetsk direction,units of the Vostok Group of Forces, in cooperation with helicopters and artillery, have inflicted a fire damage on manpower and hardware of AFU 79th airborne assault and 58th motorised infantry brigades, as well as 105th and 128th territorial defence brigades near Novomikhailovka, Staromayorskoye, and Urozhainoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy losses were up to 145 servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, and seven motor vehicles.

In addition, in the course of counter-battery warfare, one Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, one British-manufactured FH-70 howitzer, and one D-20 howitzer have been destroyed. 

One ammunition depot of the AFU 127th Territorial Defence Brigade has been destroyed near Bogatyr (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces, aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems have repelled three attacks by assault groups of 33rd, 65th and 118th mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Rabotino and Novoprokopovka (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy losses were up to 80 military personnel, three tanks, five infantry fighting vehicles, three armoured personnel carriers, two armoured fighting vehicles, two pickup trucks, as well as one M109 self-propelled artillery system, and one U.S.-manufactured M146 gun.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 30 servicemen and four motor vehicles.

During counter-battery warfare, one U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, one Msta-B howitzer, as well as one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system have been destroyed. 

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised manpower and military hardware in 134 areas.

In addition, a joint command post of the 10th Army Corps of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been hit close to Volnoandreevka (Zaporozhye region).

One radar station of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system has been destroyed near Artsiz (Odessa region).

Control points of the 67th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 31st Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine have been hit close to Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Air defence facilities have shot down five AFU aircraft, including one Su-27 near Kamenka (Donetsk People’s Republic), two MiG-29s near Preobrazhenka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Krivoi Rog (Dnepropetrovsk region), as well as two Su-25s close to Pavlograd (Dnepropetrovsk region), and Tokarevka (Kherson region).

Eleven HIMARS projectiles and two U.S.-manufactured JDAM guided aerial bombs have been intercepted.

In addition, 31 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed close to Tavolzhanka, Kotlyarovka (Kharkov region), Nyrkovo (Lugansk People’s Republic), Novaya Kamenka, Pervomaiskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Tarasovka, and Samoilovka (Zaporozhye region).

In total, 532 airplanes and 254 helicopters, 8,733 unmanned aerial vehicles, 441 air defence missile systems, 13,266 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,182 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 7,016 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 15,086 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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