April 24, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 1,015 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️ The Zapad Group of Forces have seized more advantageous lines and inflicted fire damage on the manpower of the 30th, 57th mechanised and 77th airmobile brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) close to Sinkovka and Petropavlovka (Kharkov region) and Novoselovskoye and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).  

A counterattack launched by units of the 3rd Assault Brigade of the AFU was repelled to the west of Novovodyanoye (Lugansk People’s Republic). 

The enemy lost up to 30 servicemen, three motor vehicles and two 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems. In addition, a U.S.-made HIMARS MLRS combat vehicle was eliminated. 

▫️ The Yug Group of Forces improved the situation along the front line and inflicted fire defeat on the manpower and military equipment of the 24th, 30th, and 53rd mechanised, 56th motorised infantry, and 5th assault brigades of the AFU close to Zaliznyanskoye, Orekhovo-Vasilevka, Bogdanovka, Krasnoye, and Kurdyumovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).  

Moreover, seven counter-attacks launched by assault groups of the 41st mechanised and 46th airmobile brigades of the AFU were repelled in vicinity of Chasov Yar, Georgiyevka, and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

The enemy’s losses included up to 470 troops, one armoured fighting vehicle, and nine motor vehicles. 

In counter-battery, Russian troops hit two 155-mm M777 howitzers and one U.S.-made 105-mm M119 gun, two 152-mm Msta-B howitzers, one 152-mm D-20 gun, one 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and one BM-21 Grad MLRS combat vehicle.  

In addition, three field ammunition depots and two Nota electronic warfare stations were wiped out. 

▫️ The Tsentr Group of Forces actively improved its tactical position and inflicted comprehensive defeat on the 3rd Assault Brigade and the 47th Mechanised Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces close to Semyonovka, Novgorodskoye, and Berdychi (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

Seven counterattacks launched by assault groups of the 142nd Infantry, 25th Airborne, 23rd, 24th, 100th mechanised, 68th and 71st jaeger brigades of the AFU were repelled close to Leninskoye, Ocheretino, Vodyanoye, Netailovo, and Novokalinovo (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

The AFU lost up to 350 troops, two motor vehicles, and three 122-mm D-30 howitzers. 

▫️ The Vostok Group of Forces took more advantageous positions and defeated the manpower and military equipment of the 58th motorised infantry brigade, the 72nd mechanised brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the 128th Territorial Defence Brigade close to Vodyanoye, Shevchenko and Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).  

A counter-attack launched by assault groups of the 106th Territorial Defence Brigade was repelled near Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

The AFU’s losses totalled up to 110 troops, one tank, one infantry fighting vehicle, two motor vehicles, and one 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system. 

▫️ The Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted fire defeat on clusters of manpower of the 28th, 65th, 117th mechanised brigades of the AFU and the 126th Territorial Defence Brigade close to Shcherbaki, Rabotino, Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region), Vysshetarasovka (Dnepropetrovsk region), Berislav and Olgovka (Kherson region). 

The enemy lost up to 55 troops, six motor vehicles, two 155-mm M777 howitzers, and one U.S.-made 105-mm M119 gun.

▫️Operational-Tactical Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Groups of Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised one P-18 all-round radar and also hit a workshop for the UAV production, an AFU fuel storage facility, as well as manpower and military hardware in 117 areas. 

▫️ Air defence systems shot down 299 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, nine U.S.-made HIMARS and Olkha MLRS projectiles and six French-made Hammer guided aerial bombs. 

In total, 592 airplanes, 270 helicopters, 22,932 unmanned aerial vehicles, 509 air-to-air missile systems, 15,827 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,271 MLRS combat vehicles, 9,081 field artillery guns and mortars, and 21,274 special military vehicles have been neutralised since the beginning of the special military operation. 

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