September 3, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 655 Ukrainian casualties in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, have repelled four attacks by assault groups of the 4th National Guard Brigade, the 5th Assault Brigade, the 77th Airmobile Brigade, and the 30th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU close to Kleshcheevka, Artyomovsk, Dubovo-Vasilyevka, and Zaliznyanskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as two attacks by 110th mechanised and 79th airborne assault brigades of the AFU close to Veseloye and Staromikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 250 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, one U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, one Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, as well as Msta-B and D-20 howitzers.

In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian grouping of troops, supported by aviation and artillery, have repelled three attacks by assault detachments of 47th mechanised and 82nd airborne assault brigades of the AFU close to Rabotino and Verbovoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️In addition, Ground-Attack and Army aviation, and heavy flamethrower systems hit manpower and hardware concentration areas of the 82nd Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU west of Verbovoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were over 130 Ukrainian soldiers, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, three M777 artillery systems, and three U.S.-manufactured M119 howitzers, as well as three D-30 guns.

▫️In addition, three field ammunition depots of AFU units have been destroyed near Novosyolovka, Chervonaya Krinitsa, and Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).

In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Group of Forces, aviation and artillery have repelled three counterattacks by 32nd and 43rd mechanised brigades of the AFU near Sergeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️Enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit close to Sverdlovka and Sergeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Dvurechnaya, Berestovoye, and Budarki (Kharkov region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen, two motor vehicles, one Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, and one U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system.

In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, have repelled two attacks by assault groups of the 5th Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard and the 12th Special Forces Brigade of the AFU close to Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Kuzmino (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, AFU 21st, 63rd and 67th mechanised brigades have been hit close to Yampolovka and Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kuzmino and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, two pickup trucks, as well as one control point for unmanned aerial vehicles close to Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces, in cooperation with Army Aviation and artillery, have destroyed clusters of manpower and military hardware of 38th and 36th brigades of the AFU Marines near Shevchenko (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 125 Ukrainian personnel, one armoured fighting vehicle, and two motor vehicles.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 60 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, and five motor vehicles.

▫️In addition, two ammunition depots and a control point for unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed in close to Vysshetarasovka (Dnepropetrovsk region), and Dneprovskoye (Kherson region).

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised manpower and military hardware in 119 areas.

Fighter Aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down one MiG-29 fighter aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force near Bekarovka (Zaporozhye region).

Air defence facilities have shot down five HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles, as well as one U.S.-manufactured JDAM guided aerial bomb.

▫️In addition, 34 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed and suppressed by electronic warfare means close to Berestovoye, Novobakhmutovka, Paraskovievka, Novomikhailovka, Golmovsky (Donetsk People’s Republic), Peremozhnoye, Chubaryovka, Novoye, Ocheretovatoye (Zaporozhye region), Vladimirovka, Zolotaryovka, Belogorovka, Shipilovka, Nikolayevka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

In total, 467 airplanes, 247 helicopters, 6,352 unmanned aerial vehicles, 435 air defence missile systems, 11,634 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,147 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,197 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,660 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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