January 7, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 610 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours; two Ukrainian warplanes shot down

Russian Defense Ministry

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

In Kupyansk direction, as a result of active actions by units of the Zapad Group of Forces, aviation and artillery, four attacks by assault groups of AFU 32nd, 43rd, 115th mechanised and 95th airborne brigades have been repelled close to Sinkovka and Ivanovka (Kharkov region) and Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic). 

In addition, manpower of 103rd and 105th brigades of the Territorial Defence of Ukraine have been eliminated near Kislovka and Melovoye (Kharkiv region).  

The enemy losses were over 50 enemy soldiers, two infantry fighting vehicles, and three motor vehicles. 

In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, supported by aviation and artillery, have hit manpower and hardware concentration areas of the 100th Territorial Defence of Ukraine and the 5th Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard close to Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Serebryansky forestry.  

The enemy losses were up to 55 servicemen, as well as 4 motor vehicles. 

In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, by coordinated actions, in cooperation with artillery, Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, have defeated manpower and hardware of the 3rd Assault Brigade, the 10th Mountain Assault Brigade, 22nd, 24th, 28th, 42nd, 67th, and 93rd mechanised brigades of the AFU, and the 112th Territorial Defence Brigade near Bogdanovka, Artyomovskoye, Krasnoye, Kleshcheevka, Andreevka, and Kurdyumovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).  

The enemy losses were more than 300 servicemen killed and wounded, four armoured fighting vehicles, and 20 motor vehicles. 

In addition, in the course of counter-battery warfare, one French-manufactured Caezar self-propelled artillery system, one U.S.-manufactured M119 howitzer, and one AFU ammunition depot have been hit. 

In South Donetsk direction, as a result of competent actions by units of the Vostok Group of Forces, supported by aviation and artillery, manpower of the 79th Air Assault Brigade, the 72nd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU, and the 128th Territorial Defence Brigade have been eliminated close to Novomikhailovka, Staromayorskoye, Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).  

The enemy losses were up to 130 troops, one tank, two armoured fighting vehicles, and two motor vehicles. 

In the course of counter-battery warfare, three Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery systems, two British-manufactured FH-70 howitzers, two D-30 guns, two Rapira anti-tank guns, and one AFU ammunition depot have been hit.

In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces, supported by Operational-Tactical Aviation and artillery, have defeated manpower concentration areas of 3rd and 14th operational brigades of the National Guard of Ukraine, 68th jaeger, 65th, 118th mechanised and 128th mountain assault brigades of the AFU close to Pyatikhatki, Verbovoye, Rabotino, Novopokrovka, and Kamenskoye (Zaporozhye region). 

The enemy losses were up to 40 servicemen, one tank, two armoured fighting vehicles, and four motor vehicles. 

In Kherson direction, units of the Dnepr Group of Forces have defeated manpower and hardware of 35th and 38th brigades of the AFU Marine Infantry and the 121st Brigade of the Territorial Defence on the right bank of the Dnepr River close to Ilyinka (Dnepropetrovsk region), Lvovo, Zolotaya Balka, Ivanovka, Sablukovka, and Mylovoye (Kherson region).  

The enemy losses were more than 35 soldiers, three motor vehicles, and one electronic warfare station. 

Missile Troops and Artillery, and unmanned aerial vehicles of the Russian Groups of Forces destroyed ammunition depot near Koblevo (Nikolayev region), 109 artillery units in firing positions, manpower, and military hardware in 117 areas.

Air defence facilities have shot down the Ukrainian Air Force’s one Su-25 aircraft near Dnepropetrovsk and one Su-27 aircraft near Krivoy Rog (Dnepropetrovsk region).  

14 projectiles of HIMARSUragan multiple-launch rocket systems and six Neptun anti-ship missiles have been intercepted. 

In addition, 38 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been hit close to Gorobyevka (Kharkov region), Spornoye, Peski, Gorlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Belogorovka, Lisichansk, Kremennaya, Makeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kharkov, Orlyanskoye, and Pologi (Zaporozhye region).  

In total, 567 airplanes and 265 helicopters, 10,526 unmanned aerial vehicles, 447 air defence missile systems, 14,506 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 1,201 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 7,656 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 17,170 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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