July 9, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 2,045 Ukrainian and foreign forces killed or wounded in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

▫️Over the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation delivered a group strike by precision weaponry at U.S.-made HIMARS MLRS that were prepared to deliver strikes at the territory of Crimea, as well as a place of meeting of the AFU command.

The goal of the strike has been achieved

▫️Four U.S.-made HIMARS MLRS launchers as well as 35 foreign specialists responsible for its maintenance were eliminated.

▫️Units of the Sever Group of Forces inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 57th Motorised Infantry Brigade, 92nd Assault Brigade, 82nd Air Assault Brigade, and 13th National Guard Brigade near Volchansk, Tsirkuny, and Liptsy (Kharkov region). 

Nine counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 36th Marines Brigade, 17th National Guard Brigade, and Lyut Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs were repelled.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 310 Ukrainian troops, three motor vehicles, two U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzers, and one 122-mm D-30 howitzer.

▫️Units of the Zapad Group of Forces took more advantageous lines and inflicted losses on units of the AFU 21st, 63rd, 66th, 115th mechanised brigades, 103rd, and 110th territorial defence brigades near Berestovoye (Kharkov region), MakeyevkaChervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

One attack launched by an assault detachment of the AFU 144th Infantry Brigade was repelled.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 420 Ukrainian troops, one tank, and four pickup trucks.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, two Polish-made 155-mm Krab self-propelled artillery systems, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, one U.S.-made 155-mm M198 howitzer, one 122-mm Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, three 122-mm D-30 howitzers, one Anklav-N electronic warfare station, and four field ammunition depots were destroyed.

▫️Units of the Yug Group of Forces improved the tactical situation along the front lines and inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 54th, 72nd, 93rd mechanised brigades, 56th Motorised Infantry Brigade, 10th Mountain Assault Brigade, 46th Airmobile Brigade, and 79th Air Assault Brigade near Spornoye, Grigorovka, Kurdyumovka, Maksimilianovka, Katerinovka, and Ostrovskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

One counter-attack launched by an assault detachment of the AFU 214th OPFOR Separate Battalion was repelled.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 770 Ukrainian troops, one tank, one U.S.-made M113 armoured personnel carrier, one U.S.-made Humvee armoured fighting vehicle, and 14 motor vehicles.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, one UK-made 155-mm Braveheart self-propelled artillery system, two UK-made 155-mm FH-70 howitzers, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, two 152-mm D-20 howitzers, one 152-mm Msta-B howitzer, one 122-mm D-30 howitzer, one 120-mm Nona self-propelled artillery system, one U.S.-made 105-mm howitzer, and one UK-made 105-mm L119 howitzer were destroyed

One Nota electronic warfare station and five field ammunition depots were destroyed.

▫️As a result of active actions, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces liberated Yasnobrodovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and improved the tactical situation.

Losses were inflicted on formations of the AFU 31st, 32nd, 110th mechanised brigades, 59th Motorised Infantry Brigade, and 132nd Reconnaissance Battalion near Krasnoarmeysk, Mirolyubovka, Timofeyevka, Vodyanoye Vtoroye, and Toretsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Five counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 41st, 47th mechanised brigades, 68th Jaeger Brigade, and 95th Air Assault Brigade were repelled.

The AFU losses amounted to more than 420 Ukrainian troops, one armoured fighting vehicle, four motor vehicles, two 122-mm D-30 howitzers, and one 100-mm Rapira anti-tank gun.

Units of the Vostok Group of Forces took more advantageous lines and inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 48th Assault Brigade, 123rd, and 128th territorial defence brigades near Makarovka, Prechistovka, StorozhevoyeVelikaya Novosyolka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Charivnoye (Zaporozhye region). 

Three attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 58th Motorised Infantry Brigade and 108th Territorial Defence Brigade were repelled.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 150 Ukrainian troops, three armoured fighting vehicles, including one U.S.-made M113 armoured personnel carrier, seven motor vehicles, one U.S.-made 155-mm M198 howitzer, and three field ammunition depots.

▫️Units of the Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 65th Mechanised Brigade, 35th, 37th marines brigades, 125th, and 126th territorial defence brigade near Novopokrovka (Zaporozhye region), Antonovka, Tokaryovka, and Tyaginka (Kherson region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 90 Ukrainian troops, five motor vehicles, one U.S.-made 155-mm Paladin self-propelled artillery system, one U.S.-made 155-mm M777 howitzer, and one 152-mm Msta-B howitzer. 

One field ammunition depot and two electronic warfare stations, namely, Polonez and Anklav-N, were destroyed.

▫️Operational-Tactical Aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, and Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have located and eliminated one low-altitude surveillance radar and two S-300PS SAM launchers. 

▫️Moreover, one workshop and one depot of attack UAVs were destroyed, as well as enemy manpower and hardware engaged in 132 areas.

▫️Air defence units shot down 97 unmanned aerial vehicles and eight U.S.-made HIMARS MLRS projectiles.

📊In total, 626 airplanes and 277 helicopters, 27,441 unmanned aerial vehicles, 542 air defence missile systems, 16,536 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,373 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 11,618 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 23,490 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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