March 30, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: up to 5,770 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded from March 23-30

Russian Defense Ministry

▫️In the period from 23 to 30 March, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation delivered one mass strike and 57 group strikes by ground-, sea-, and air-based high precision long-range weaponry, including Zirkon hypersonic missiles and Kizhal ballistic missile, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles at Ukrainian military objects and supporting infrastructure.

 As a result of the strikes, Ukrainian defence industry enterprises, decision-making centres of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Ukrainian Security Service, uncrewed surface vehicle production facilities, arsenals, POL depots, air defence and power objects, as well as temporary deployment areas of special operations units and foreign mercenaries were wiped out. The goal of the strikes has been achieved. All the assigned targets have been engaged.

▫️In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of seven AFU mechanised brigades and four territorial defence brigades near Ivanovka (Kharkov region), Stelmakhovka, and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

11 counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 95th Air Assault Brigade, 57th Motorised Rifle Brigade, 30th, 32th mechanised brigades, and 123rd Territorial Defence Brigade were repelled near Sinkovka (Kharkov region), Terni (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Serebryansky forestry.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 310 Ukrainian troops, two tanks, three armoured fighting vehicles, and 22 motor vehicles.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, 19 field artillery systems, including three howitzers:  U.S.-made M777 and M198, and one French-made CAESAR self-propelled artillery system were neutralised.

▫️In Donetsk direction, as a result of successful actions of the Yug Group of Forces’ units, Krasnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) was liberated and tactical situation along the front lines was improved

Strikes were delivered at units of six AFU assault brigades, two airmobile brigades, one tank brigade, and nine mechanised brigades near Belogorovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kleshcheyevka, KurdyumovkaAndreyevka, Maksimilyanovka, NovomikhailovkaParaskoviyevka, Spornoye, and Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, 12 counter-attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 67th Mechanised Brigade and 80th Air Assault Brigade were repelled near Bogdanovka and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses amounted to more than 2,360 Ukrainian troops, five tanks, 16 armoured fighting vehicles, 61 motor vehicles, and 23 field artillery systems, including 11 foreign-made samples.

▫️In Avdeyevka direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces continued to move into the depth of the enemy’s defences and captured more advantageous lines.

Aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems delivered strikes at manpower and hardware of eight AFU brigades, as well as 64 enemy counter-attacks were repelled near Semyonovka, OrlovkaNovgorodskoye, Umanskoye, NetaylovoPervomayskoye, Tonenkoye, and Berdychi (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses in this direction amounted to more than 1,870 Ukrainian troops, 13 tanks, 20 armoured fighting vehicles, and 50 motor vehicles.

In the course of counter-battery warfare, 30 field artillery systems, including five U.S.-made M777 howitzers, one U.S.-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system, one German-made Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled artillery system, and one Grad MLRS were neutralised.

▫️In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces improved the tactical situation along the front line and inflicted losses on units of seven AFU and Ukrainian National Guard brigades near Malinovka (Zaporozhye region), Urozhaynoye, Makarovka, and Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Moreover, five attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 58th Motorised Rifle Brigade, 127th, and 128th territorial defence brigades were repelled near Staromayorskoye, Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

The AFU losses amounted to more than 860 Ukrainian troops, four armoured fighting vehicles, 35 motor vehicles, seven field artillery systems, including two Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery systems and two UK-made FH-70 howitzers.

In Kherson direction, as a result of the Dnepr Group of Forces cohesive actions, losses were inflicted on manpower and hardware of the AFU 128th Mountain Assault Brigade, 28th, 65th, 118th mechanised brigades, 35th Marines Brigade, and three territorial defence brigades near RabotinoNovosyolovkaNesteriyankaPyatikhatki (Zaporozhye region), IvanovkaMikhailovkaGavrilovka, and Tyaginka (Kherson region). 

The AFU losses amounted to more than 370 Ukrainian troops, two tanks, seven armoured fighting vehicles, 29 motor vehicles, and 13 field artillery systems, including five U.S.-made M777 howitzers.

▫️Missile Troops, Artillery, and unmanned aerial vehicles of the Russian Groups of Forces wiped out four MLRS combat vehicles, including one German-made MARS II MLRS, one Czech-made Vampire MLRS, and one Grad MLRS, five P-18 radar stations for detecting and tracking air targets, three U.S.-made counter-battery warfare stations, namely, AN/TPQ-36, AN/TPQ-48, AN/TPQ-50, as well as 18 electronic warfare stations, namely, Nota, Anclav-N, and Bukovel-AD.

18 Ukrainian servicemen have been taken prisoner during the week.

▫️Aviation and air defence units shot down 11 UK-made Storm Shadow cruise missiles, three Neptune anti-ship missiles, four U.S.-made ADM-160 MALR guided missiles, two S-200 air defence missiles converted to hit ground targets, two French-made Hammer guided aerial bombs, 171 HIMARS, Vampire, and Uragan MLRS projectiles, as well as 1208 unmanned aerial vehicles. 

📊In total, 577 airplanes and 270 helicopters, 17,773 unmanned aerial vehicles, 489 air defence missile systems, 15,644 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,257 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 8,582 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 20,381 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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