August 6, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: up to 600 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

Last night the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a group strike with long-range air- and sea-based precision weapons against AFU air bases close to Starokonstantinov (Khmelnitsky region) and Dubno (Rovno region).

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

▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continued the special military operation, defeating and repelling enemy offensive attempts in Donetsk, Kupyansk, Krasny Liman, South Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions.

In Kupyansk direction, assault detachments of the Zapad Group of Forces continued to improve the tactical situation in the area of responsibility.

8 attacks and counterattacks by AFU units have been successfully repelled near Sinkovka and Olshana (Kharkov region) and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of actions by Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery, enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit near Novomlynsk, Sinkovka, Timkovka, Tabaevka (Kharkov region) and Artyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 2 U.S.-manufactured M109Paladin self-propelled howitzers, 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, and 2Msta-B howitzers.

In Donetsk direction, as a result of actions by units of the Yug Group of Forces, Operational-Tactical Aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems, 5 enemy attacks have been repelled close to Kleshcheevka, Pervomayskoye, Nevelskoye, and Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, AFU manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit near Avdeevka, Kleshcheevka, Staromikhailovka, Maryinka, and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 170 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 5 motor vehicles, and 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled howitzer.

In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of coordinated actions by units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery, 2 attacks by AFU assault groups have been successfully repelled south-west of Kovalyovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and close to Serebryansky forestry.

▫️In addition, manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit near Torskoye, Yampol (Donetsk People’s Republic), Petrovskoye, and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system and 1Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer.

In South Donetsk direction, as a result of actions by aviation and artillery, as well as units of the Vostok Group of Forces, 1 enemy attack by an assault group has been repelled close to Urozhainoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, AFU manpower and hardware have been hit near Staromayorskoye and Storozhevoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 150 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, 1Grad MLRS combat vehicle, and 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system.

In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of by the actions of units, aviation and artillery of the Russian grouping of forces, 2 enemy attacks have been repelled near Rabotino (Zaporozhye region).

▫️In addition, AFU units have been hit near Novopokrovka, Rabotino and Novoandreevka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, and 1D-30 howitzer.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen, as well as 8 motor vehicles.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 136 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 145 areas.

1munition depot of missile and artillery weapons of the 9th Army Corps of the AFU has been destroyed close to Zaporozhye.

▫️In addition, hangars with AFU aircraft equipment have been hit at Zaporozhye airfield.

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

Air defence facilities have intercepted 11 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles and 1HARM anti-radar missile.

▫️In addition, 16 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down close to Belogorovka, Ploshchanka, Rubezhnoye, Novovodyanoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Krasnaya Gora, Lidievka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Ternovoye, Mirnoye (Zaporozhye region) and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).

In total, 458 airplanes, 245 helicopters, 5,534 unmanned aerial vehicles, 428 air defence missile systems, 11,143 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,143 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,778 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,098 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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