May 12, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: Four Ukrainian villages captured;  up to 1,500 Ukrainians killed or wounded in 24 hours; one MiG-29 downed 

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️Units of the Sever Group of Forces advanced to the depth of the enemy’s defences and liberated Gatishche, KrasnoyeMorohovets, and Oleynikovo (Kharkov region).

Losses were inflicted on manpower and hardware of the AFU 14th Mechanised Brigade, 110th, and 113th territorial defence brigades near Degtyarnoye, Volchansk, and Kazachya Lopan (Kharkov region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 100 Ukrainian troops, two tanks, one Kozak armoured fighting vehicle, and four motor vehicles.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, one French-made 155-mm Caesar self-propelled artillery system, two 152-mm D-20 howitzers, one 122-mm D-30 howitzer, two Czech-made Vampire MLRS combat vehicles, and one Grad MLRS were neutralised.

▫️Units of the Zapad Group of Forces captured more advantageous lines and inflicted losses on units of the AFU 14th, 30th, 66th mechanised brigades, and 110th Territorial Defence Brigade near Makeyevka, ArtyomovkaChevonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), Yampolovka, Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Olivovskiy Yar

Four counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 116th Mechanised Brigade and 77th Airmobile Brigade were repelled near Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 190 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, four pickup trucks, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, one 152-mm Msta-B howitzer, one U.S.-made 105-mm M119 howitzer, and one Grad MLRS.

▫️Units of the Yug Group of Forces improved the situation along the front lines, as well as inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 93rd Mechanised Brigade, 92nd Assault Brigade, 56th Motorised Infantry Brigade, 107th, 112th, and 115th territorial defence brigades near Spornoye, Orekhovo-VasilyevkaChasov Yar, Andreyevka, Kleshcheyevka, and Kurdyumovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

Two counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 41st Mechanised Brigade were repelled near Krasnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 620 Ukrainian troops, two tanks, 18 motor vehicles, one Stela-10 SAM, one UK-made 155-mm Braveheart self-propelled artillery system, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, one 152-mm D-20 howitzer, three UK-made 105 L-119 howitzers, three 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, and one Nota electronic warfare station. 

Moreover, six AFU field ammunition depots were destroyed.

▫️Units of the Tsentr Group of Forces improved the tactical situation and inflicted losses on formations of the AFU 68th Jaeger Brigade, 24th Mechanised Brigade, and 2nd National Guard Brigade near Mayorsk, YevgenovkaVodyanoye, and Semyonovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

10 counter-attacks launched by units of the AFU 25th Air Assault Brigade, 142nd, 143rd infantry brigades, 23rd, 47th, 110th mechanised brigades were repelled near NovgorodskoyeArkhangelskoye, SolovyovoNetaylovo, and Umanskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 415 Ukrainian troops, two tanks, including one U.S.-made Abrams tank, one U.S.-made Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, one Kozak armoured fighting vehicle, three motor vehicles, and one U.S.-made 155-mm Paladin self-propelled artillery system.

near Vladimirovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Dorozhnyanka (Zaporozhye region).

Two counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 21st National Guard Brigade and 123rd Territorial Defence Brigade were repelled near Staromayorskoye and Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 125 Ukrainian troops, three motor vehicles, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, one 152-mm Msta-B howitzer, one 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and one 100-mm Rapira anti-tank gun.

▫️Units of the Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted losses on formations of the AFU 65th Mechanised Brigade, 35th Marines Brigade, 121st, and 126th territorial defence brigades near Rabotino (Zaporozhye region), Zolotaya Balka, Kazatskoye, and Ivanovka (Kherson region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 50 Ukrainian troops, two motor vehicles, six U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzers, two 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, and three 122-mm D-30 howitzers.

▫️Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Groups of Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation wiped out four Mi-24 helicopters and one Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force near Manvelovka (Dnepropetrovsk region), as well as engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 131 areas.

Air defence units shot down one MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force.

36 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, eight Tochka-U tactical missiles, one French-made Hammer guided aerial bomb, and 23 Vampire, Grad, and Olkha MLRS projectiles were intercepted. 

📊 In total, 595 airplanes and 274 helicopters, 23,987 unmanned aerial vehicles, 516 air defence missile systems, 15,992 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,290 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 9,526 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 21,634 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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