November 10, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 4,825 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in seven days; 8 Ukrainian warplanes shot down

Russian Defense Ministry

▫️ In the period from 4 to 10 November 2023, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation inflicted 11 group strikes with high-precision weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles on the military airfield infrastructure, arsenals, storage sites for artillery ammunition, weapons and military hardware, as well as enemy POL bases.

In addition, the units of Ukrainian servicemen, nationalists, and foreign mercenaries were defeated. All the assigned targets have been engaged.

▫️ In Kupyansk direction, the Zapad Group of Forces has improved the situation along the front line in several sectors and repelled 18 AFU attacks.

Air strikes and artillery fire hit the manpower and equipment of the 25th Airborne, 68th Jaeger, 14th, 54th and 67th mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Sinkovka, Ivanovka, Zagoruykovka (Kharkov region), Sverdlovka and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses were more than 710 servicemen, one tank, 11 armoured fighting vehicles, 18 motor vehicles, and 16 field artillery guns.

▫️ In Krasny Liman direction, the Tsentr Group of Forces supported by aviation, artillery fire, and heavy flamethrower systems, repelled nine attacks launched by assault groups of the 1st Special Forces Brigade, the 24th and 47th mechanised brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as the 15th Regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine.

In addition, cluster of manpower and hardware of the 67th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 125th Territorial Defence Brigade were defeated close to Yampolovka and Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The total enemy losses during this period amounted to more than 725 troops killed and wounded, three tanks, 13 armoured fighting vehicles, 20 motor vehicles, six field artillery guns, and two MLRS launchers.

▫️ In Donetsk direction, the Yug Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on AFU manpower and hardware near Mariynka, Kurdyumovka, Bogdanovka, Andreevka, and Kleshcheyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Over the past week, Russian units have repelled 16 enemy attacks. The total enemy losses during this period amounted to more than 1,590 troops killed and wounded, three tanks, 14 armoured fighting vehicles, 32 motor vehicles, 17 field artillery guns, and three MLRS launchers.

▫️ In South Donetsk direction, the Vostok Group of Forces took more advantageous lines and positions, and also repelled three enemy attacks.

Air strikes and artillery fire defeated manpower and hardware of the 79th Air Assault and 72nd Mechanised, as well as the 105th and 128th territorial defence brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces close to Novomikhailovka, Staromayorskoye, Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

The total enemy losses amounted to more than 800 troops killed and wounded, one tank, 12 armoured fighting vehicles, and 22 motor vehicles.

During the counterbattery warfare, eight field artillery guns and one MLRS launcher were hit. In addition, one artillery ammunition depot of the 127th Territorial Defence Brigade was wiped out near Bogatyr (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces carried out intensive defence, during which repelled 14 attacks of the AFU units near Verbovoye and Rabotino (Zaporozhye region). 

In addition, strikes were delivered at manpower and hardware of the AFU 33rd, 65th, and 118th mechanised brigades near Malaya Tokmachka and Stepovoye (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy’s losses for the week amounted to 495 servicemen, five tanks, 32 armoured fighting vehicles, 13 motor vehicles, as well as six field artillery guns.

▫️ In Kherson direction, the enemy units made unsuccessful attempts to capture bridgeheads on islands and the left bank of the Dnepr by AFU 35th and 36th marine brigades. The enemy units were hit by firepower.

As a result of preventive actions by the Russian forces and artillery fire assaults, AFU have lost up to 505 servicemen, 18 field artillery guns, 15 boats, and 25 motor vehicles.

In addition, 26 Ukrainian servicemen have surrendered in this direction during the week.

❗️ On 9 November 2023, a motorised rifle company of the Dnepr Group of Forces under the command of Senior Lieutenant Zolto Arsalanov neutralised the servicemen of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine while trying to gain a foothold on the left bank of the Dnepr River.

The unit under the command of Senior Lieutenant Zolto Arsalanov eliminated most of the militants and captured 11 Ukrainian servicemen.

For the courage and heroism shown in repelling the enemy attack, Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu presented the commander of the unit and the military personnel of the company with state awards.

Air defence systems shot down eight combat aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force during the week: four MiG-29 fighter jets, two Su-27 and two Su-25 ground-attack aircraft.

In addition, 32 HIMARS projectiles, 12 Storm Shadow and SCALP tactical cruise missiles, two Neptune anti-ship missiles, two JDAM guided aerial bombs, as well as 205 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down.

📊In total, 533 airplanes and 254 helicopters, 8,791 unmanned aerial vehicles, 441 air defence missile systems, 13,335 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,183 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 7,040 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 15,175 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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