September 29, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 470 Ukrainian combat casualties in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️ In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in close cooperation with aviation and artillery, repelled two attacks by AFU 53rd110th mechanised brigades’ assault groups near Pervomayskoye and southwestern of Veseloye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

 The enemy’s losses totalled up to 190 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, as well as 11 motor vehicles. 

 Also, one Grad MLRS, one U.S.-made M777 artillery system, two D-20 howitzers, and one Msta-B howitzer were hit during counter-battery warfare.

▫️ In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery launched attacks at AFU 65thmechanised, 82nd air assault brigades close to Rabotino and northwestern of Verbovoye (Zaporozhye region).

 Up to 45 Ukrainian personnel, one U.S.-manufactured Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, two armoured fighting vehicles, and three motor vehicles were neutralised.

 In addition, one D-30 howitzer, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and one U.S.-made M119 howitzer were hit during counter-battery warfare.

▫️ In South Donetsk direction, the Vostok Group of Forces’ units, Ground-Attack Aviation and helicopters improved the frontline situationand repelled two attacks of AFU assault groups close to Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy’s casualties were up to 105 Ukrainian personnel killed and wounded, two armoured fighting vehicles, and five motor vehicles.

In addition, one AFU sabotage and reconnaissance group of the AFU 110th Territorial Defence Brigade was destroyed north of Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️ In Krasny Liman direction, professional actions of units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, aviation, helicopters and artillery repelled oneattack of the AFU 63rd Mechanised Brigade’s assault group close to Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

AFU 21th and 63rd mechanised brigades’ units have been hit near Torskoye and Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The total losses of the enemy amounted to 60 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, and two D-30 howitzers.

 In Kupyansk direction, aviation and artillery of the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on manpower and hardware of the 14th32nd mechanised, and 25th Air Assault Brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Zagoruikovka, Timkovka (Kharkov region) and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

Up to 50 Ukrainian troops and two motor vehicles have been neutralised.

In counter-battery warfare one U.S.-made M777 artillery system, one U.S.-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system, one Msta-Bhowitzer, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system were destroyed.  

One ammunition depot of the AFU 1st Special Operations Brigade was destroyed close to Ogurtsovo (Kharkov region). 

◽️ In Kherson direction, up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, two motor vehicles, and one D-30 howitzer have been neutralised by fire.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 118 areas during the day.

In addition, the 62nd ammunition arsenal of the Army has been hit near Bogdanovka (Kirovograd region).

A command and observation post of the AFU 54th Mechanised Brigade was eliminated close to Fyodorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down one Su-25 ground-attack aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force near Toretskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Air defence forces have intercepted four HIMARS and Olkha MLRS projectiles during the day.

In addition, 26 unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed during the day near Berestovoye, Kodema, Novopetrikovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Samoylovka, Novoye (Zaporozhye region).

📊 In total, 480 airplanes and 250 helicopters, 7,217 unmanned aerial vehicles, 438 air defence missile systems, 12,206 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,156 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,571 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 13,573 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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