January 15, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 580 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in the past 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️ In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Group of Forces supported by helicopters and artillery repelled one attack of the AFU 60th Mechanised Brigade’s assault group close to Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

In addition, the Zapad Group of Forces inflicted a fire damage on AFU manpower and hardware clusters close to Petropavlovka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region, Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

Up to 20 Ukrainian troops, three armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.

▫️ In Krasny Liman direction, the Tsentr Group of Forces’ units, aviation, and artillery repelled one attack of the AFU 63rd Mechanised Brigade’s assault group close to Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), and inflicted fire damage on strongholds of the 5th National Guard Brigade near Serebryansky forestry.

More than 160 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, and one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.

▫️In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery inflicted fire damage on AFU manpower and hardware near Vesyoloyeloye, Razdolovka, Kleshcheyevka, Andreyevka, and Kurdyumovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

More than 200 Ukrainian troops, one tank, three infantry fighting vehicles, one armoured personnel carrier, 13 motor vehicles, and two Gvozdika self-propelled artillery systems have been eliminated.

One artillery ordnance depot of the AFU 46th Airmobile Brigade was destroyed near Kurakhovo (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery hit units of AFU 72nd79th air assault brigades near Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

More than 140 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.

▫️In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces supported by artillery inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of AFU 65th mechanised, 3rd,14th National Guard brigades close to Verbovoye, Rabotino, and Novoprokopovka (Zaporozhye region).

Up to 20 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, and one D-30 howitzer were destroyed.

▫️ In Kherson direction, as a result of the systematic fire impact, the AFU suffered losses of 40 troops, eight motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system.

▫️ Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged one POL base and 109 AFU artillery units at their fire positions, manpower, and military hardware in 142 areas during the day.

▫️ Russia’s Air Defence shot down 25 unmanned aerial vehicles close to Kremennaya, Belogorovka, Krivosheyevka, Nikolayevka, Verkhnekamenka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Spornoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Pshenichnoye (Zaporozhye region), and three Tochka-U tactical missiles.

📊 In total, 567 airplanes and 265 helicopters, 10,689 unmanned aerial vehicles, 450 air defence missile systems, 14,632 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,202 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 7,736 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 17,489 units of special military equipment have been 

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