March 25, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: up to 465 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Group of Forces have repelled one attack by an assault group of the AFU 57th Motorised Infantry Brigade near Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

The enemy losses were up to 20 troops, two motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system.

In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, as a result of active operations, occupied more favourable lines and defeated manpower and hardware of 3rd assault, 79th air assault, 56th motorised infantry, 24th, 28th, 30th mechanised, 46th, and 81st airmobile brigades of the AFU close to Belogorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Kleshcheyevka, Andreyevka, Minkovka, Maximilianovka, and Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 175 Ukrainian troops, one tank, two armoured fighting vehicles, including one Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, and three motor vehicles.

In the course of the counter-battery warfare, two Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery systems, one Rapira anti-tank gun, as well as two Nota and Anklav-N electronic warfare stations were eliminated.

In Avdeyevka direction, as a result of successful actions by the Tsentr Group of Forces units, the situation along the front line has been improved, the servicemen have repelled 10 counter-attacks of  25th airborne, 59th motorised infantry, 53rd, 47th mechanised brigades of the AFU near Novogorodskoye, Umanskoye, Tonenkoye, Semyonovka, Pervomayskoye, and Berdychi (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses were up to 120 servicemen, six tanks, two armoured fighting vehicles, and two motor vehicles.

 In the course of counter-battery warfare, one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, one D-20 howitzer, one Rapira anti-tank gun, and one U.S.-made AN/TPQ-48 counter-battery radar station were eliminated.

In South Donetsk direction, the Vostok Group of Forces’ units have improved the tactical situation and inflicted fire damage on the units of 102nd, 121st, 128th territorial defence brigades close to Malinovka (Zaporozhye region), Staromayorskoye, and Makarovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen and three motor vehicles.

▫️In Kherson direction, units of the Dnepr Group of Forces have inflicted fire damage on manpower and hardware of AFU 28th, 65th, and 118th mechanised brigades close to Rabotino, Nesteryanka (Zaporozhye region), and Tyaginka (Kherson region).

The AFU losses were up to 40 Ukrainian troops and nine pick-up trucks.

Operational-Tactical Aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 142 areas during the day.

Air defence facilities have shot down 103 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as 31 HIMARS, Vampire, and Uragan MLRS projectiles.

In total, 577 airplanes and 270 helicopters, 17,011 unmanned aerial vehicles, 489 air defence missile systems, 15,598 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,256 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 8,521 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 20,192 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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