September 8, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 630 Ukrainian casualties in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️ In South Donetsk direction, the Yug Group of Forces units, artillery and aviation repelled 12 attacks of AFU 3rd assault, 77th aeromobile, 110th mechanised, as well as 241st territorial defence brigades’ assault groups near Andreevka, Artyomovsk, Orekhovo-Vasilevka, and Vesyoloye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️ The enemy losses were more than 215 AFU servicemen, four mobile vehicles, two U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery systems, one D-20 howitzer, one Rapira anti-tank gun, as well as one Bukovel-AD anti-UAV electronic warfare station.

▫️ One ammunition depot of the AFU 10th Mechanised Brigade has been destroyed near Avdeevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️ In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces repelled five attacks of the AFU 82nd Air Assault Brigade’s assault groups near Verbovoye Zaporozhye region).

▫️ Over the past 24 hours, up to 40 servicemen, one tank, two infantry fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, two U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery systems, one UK-manufactured FH-70 gun, one Msta-B howitzer, one D-20 howitzer and one D-30 howitzer, one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, one Grad MLRS, as well as one Bukovel-AD anti-UAV electronic warfare station have been eliminated.

▫️ In Kupyansk direction, the active operations of the Zapad Group of Forces’ units improved the situation on the front line, as well as, supported by artillery and aviation, repelled three attacks by the AFU 95th Air Assault Brigade near Novoyegorovka (Kharkov region).

▫️ The enemy losses were up to 100 servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, two motor vehicles, one U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system.

▫️ In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, Army Aviation and artillery, repelled two attacks by assault groups of the 63nd Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine close to Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️ In addition, AFU 12th special forces, and 21st mechanised brigades have been hit close to Serebryanka and Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️ Up to 60 Ukrainian personnel, two armoured fighting vehicles, and two pickup vehicles have been eliminated.

In South Donetsk direction, the Vostok Group of Forces’ units, aviation and artillery repelled an attack of the AFU 38th Mechanised Brigade’s assault group.

▫️The enemy losses were up to 190 servicemen killed and wounded, three armoured fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, as well as one U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system.

▫️One AFU field ammunition depot has been destroyed near Novodonetskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were over 25 Ukrainian servicemen, three motor vehicles, and one Msta-B howitzer.

▫️Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised manpower and military hardware in 113 areas.

▫️In addition, one ST-68U air target detecting and tracking radar was destroyed near Trudovoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️Two command and observation posts of AFU 63rd mechanised and 100th territorial defence brigades have been hit near Serebryanka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

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

▫️In addition, 31 UAVs were eliminated near Nikolskoye, Klinovoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Ocheretovatoye, Shirokaya (Zaporozhye region), and Kotlyarovka (Kharkov region).

📊In total, 467 airplanes, 248 helicopters, 6,498 unmanned aerial vehicles, 436 air defence missile systems, 11,721 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,149 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,289 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,794 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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