July 21, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: up to 525 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

Last night the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out another strike with long-range sea-based precision weapons against sites where terrorist acts against the Russian Federation were being prepared using strike drones.

The goal of the attack has been reached. All the assigned targets have been neutralised.

▫️The AFU continued unsuccessful attempts to conduct offensive actions in Donetsk, Krasny Liman and South Donetsk directions. 

In Donetsk direction, as a result of coordinated and active actions by units of the Yug Group of Forces, aviation and artillery, 9 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled near Zolotaryovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Mayorsk, Vesyoloye, Maryinka, Vodyanoye and north of Kleshcheevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of active actions by Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, AFU manpower and hardware have been hit close to Novomikhailovka, Dyleevka, Belaya Gora and Aleksandro-Shultino (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, 2ammunition depots of the AFU 38th Marine Brigade and the 118th Territorial Defence Brigade have been destroyed near Razliv and Vyemka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 185 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, as well as D-20 and D-30 howitzers.

In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of coordinated actions by aviation, artillery, heavy flamethrower systems, and units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, 3 enemy attacks have been repelled forward Chervonaya Dibrova, Kovalyovka, and Karmazinovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, enemy units have been hit close to Nevskoye, Makeevka, Novogorovka and Raigorodka (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Yampolovka, Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The actions of 1Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been suppressed near Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, 7 pickup trucks, and 2 howitzers: D-20 and D-30.

In South Donetsk direction, as a result of active actions by aviation and artillery by the Vostok Group of Forces, AFU manpower and hardware have been hit close to Makarovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region).

1AFU sabotage and reconnaissance group has been destroyed near Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of the actions by units and artillery, an enemy attack has been repelled near Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️In addition, 2ammunition depots of the 23rd Mechanised Brigade and the 36th Marine Brigade of the AFU have been destroyed close to Uspenovka and Rovnopolye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 175 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, 2D-20 howitzers, as well as 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station.

In Kupyansk direction, as a result of active actions by aviation and artillery by the Zapad Group of Forces, AFU manpower and hardware have been hit close to Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Figolyovka, Kalinovo, Zagoruykovka, Timkovka and Krasnoye Pervoye (Kharkov region).

▫️The activities of 1 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been suppressed close to Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

1 ammunition depot of the 1st Special Forces Brigade of the AFU has been destroyed near Volchansk (Kharkov region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, Msta-B and D-20 howitzers, 2 D-30 guns, and 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar station.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen, 4 motor vehicles, and 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station.

1ammunition depot of the AFU 123th Territorial Defence Brigade has been destroyed near Veletenskoye (Kherson region).

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 102 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 123 areas.

▫️In addition, a fuel depot of the 36th Brigade of the AFU Marine Corps has been destroyed near Rovnopolye (Zaporozhye region).

The command post of the 79th Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU has been neutralised near Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Air defence facilities have shot down 6 projectiles launched by HIMARS MLRS.

▫️In addition, Ukrainian 14 unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed close to Zolotaryovka, Krasnorechenskoye, Shipilovka, Svatovo (Lugansk People’s Republic), Artyomovsk, Bakhmutskoye, Mariupol, Klyuchevoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Gusarka, Chapaevka, Romanovskoye and Malye Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye region).

In total,456 airplanes, 243 helicopters, 5,154 unmanned aerial vehicles, 426 air defence missile systems, 10,789 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,139 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,547 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 11,787 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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