May 15, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: up to 1,165 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; Russian forces captured two villages near Kharkiv

Russian Defense Ministry

▫️As a result of active actions, the units of the Sever Group of Forces liberated Glubokoye and Lukyantsy (Kharkov region), as well as advanced into the depths of the enemy defence. 

Russian troops have hit 14th, 23rd mechanised, 143rd infantry brigades of the AFU and the 113rd Territorial Defence Brigade near Zhuravka, Granov, Liptsy, and Volchansk (Kharkov region). 

Russian servicemen have repelled three counter-attacks close to Glubokoye and Staritsa (Kharkov region).

The AFU losses were up to 125 Ukrainian troops, three tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, five motor vehicles, one 300-mm Olkha MLRS combat vehicles, one 122-mm Czech-made Vampire MLRS combat vehicle, two 122-mm D-30 howitzers, and one 100-mm Rapira anti-tank gun.

▫️The units of the Zapad Group of Forceshave improved the situation along the front line. The servicemen have also defeated 14th, 44th mechanised, 68th jaeger brigades of the AFU near Petropavlovka (Kharkov region), Stelmakhovka, and Nadiya (Lugansk People’s Republic). 

Ten counter-attacks of AFU 21st mechanised, 3rd assault brigades, and the 1st National Guard Brigade have been repelled close to Makeyevka and Novoyegorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses were up to 190 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, two motor vehicles, one 122-mm Grad MLRS combat vehicle, one 155-mm U.S.-made M198 howitzer, one 152-mm D-20 howitzer, three 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems, and one 105-mm U.S.-made M119 gun.

▫️The units of the Yug Group of Forces have taken more advantageous lines and inflicted fire defeat on manpower and hardware of the 10th Mountain Assault Brigades, 59th motorised infantry, 79th air assault, 22nd, 33rd, 54th, 57th mechanised brigades of the AFU near Kalinina, Razdolovka, 

Kleshcheyevka, Nevelskoye, Krasnogorovka, Georgiyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Belogorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses were more than 510 Ukrainian troops, five armoured fighting vehicles, 10 motor vehicles, one 155-mm M777 howitzer, one 155-mm U.S.-made M198 howitzer, one 155-mm UK-made FN-70 towed howitzer, one 152-mm Giatsint-S gun, two 152-mm D-20 howitzers, two 122-mm D-30 howitzers, one 105-mm UK-made L-119 gun, as well as one Kasta radar station. Three AFU field ammunition depots were destroyed.

▫️The units of the Tsentr Group of Forces have improved the tactical situation and inflicted fire defeat on 68th jaeger, 24th, 100th mechanised brigades of the AFU, the 2nd National Guard Brigade close to Novgorodskoye, Mayorsk, Semyonovka, and Umanskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The servicemen have repelled six counter-attacks close to Solovyovo, Ocheretino, Netailovo, and Keramik (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses amounted up to 175 Ukrainian troops, four armoured fighting vehicles, including one German-made Marder infantry fighting vehicle, five motor vehicles, one 155-mm U.S.-made M777 howitzer, one 122-mm D-30 howitzer, one 105-mm M119, and one 105-mm U.S.-made M102 howitzer.

▫️The units of the Vostok Group of Forces have captured more advantageous lines, inflicted fire defeat on manpower and hardware of the 58th Motorised Infantry Brigade, the 72nd Mechanised Brigades of the AFU, the 128th Territorial Defence Brigades near Staromayorskoye, Urozhaynoye, and Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses were up to 140 Ukrainian troops, two infantry fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, one U.S.-made M777 howitzer, and one 152-mm Msta-B howitzer.

▫️The units of the Dnepr Group of Forces have fully liberated Rabotino (Zaporozhye region) and hit manpower and hardware of the 65th Mechanised Brigade, the 121st Territorial Defence Brigade, the 23rd Ukrainian National Guard Brigade close to Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region), Nikopol (Dnepropetrovsk region), and Zolotaya Balka (Kherson region).

The AFU losses were up to 25 Ukrainian troops, two motor vehicles, and one 155-mm U.S.-made M777 howitzer.

Operational-Tactical Aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 135 areas during the day.

Air defence facilities have shot down one Ukrainian Air Force’s MiG-29 aircraft, 40 unmanned aerial vehicles, four U.S.-made HARM missiles, 12 U.S.-made ATACMS operational-tactical and Tochka-U missiles, as well as 45 U.S.-made HIMARS, Uragan, and Olkha projectiles.

📊 In total, 597 airplanes and 274 helicopters, 24,086 unmanned aerial vehicles, 521 air defence missile systems, 16,035 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,299 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 9,595 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 21,728 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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