August 8, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 685 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

In Kupyansk direction, assault groups of the Zapad Group of Forces, in the course of offensive operations on a wide front, took more advantageous positions close to Olshana (Kharkov region).

In the course of active defence actions, 9 attacks and counterattacks of units of 25th airborne, 14th, 32nd and 67th mechanised brigades of the AFU have been successfully repelled near Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

As a result of Ground-Attack and Army aviation, and artillery, enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas close to Dvurechnaya, Petropavlovka, Krakhmalnoye and Kupyansk (Kharkov region).

The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 motor vehicles, as well as 2 D-20 howitzers.

In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces in close cooperation with aviation and artillery, 18 attacks by assault groups of 17th tank, 23rd, 60th mechanised, 5th assault and 80th airborne assault brigades of the AFU have been successfully repelled near Artyomovsk, Kleshcheevka, and Zaitsevo (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, manpower and hardware concentration areas of AFU 28th and 54th mechanised brigades have been hit near Kurdyumovka and Seversk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses were up to 210 servicemen, 1 tank, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, 6 pickup trucks, and 3 D-30 howitzers.

In South Donetsk direction, as a result of active action by units of the Vostok Group of Forces, aviation and artillery, 3 attacks by assault groups of the 72nd Mechanised Brigade and the 37th Marine Brigade of the AFU have been successfully repelled close to Nikolskoye and Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation have hit manpower and hardware concentration areas of the 31st Mechanised Brigade, 110th, 128th territorial defence brigades near Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy losses were up to 125 Ukrainian servicemen, 8 armoured fighting vehicles, and 2 D-30 howitzers.

In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of coordinated actions of the units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems, 3 attacks by assault groups of 68th infantry, 21st, 67th mechanised brigades of the AFU have been successfully repelled close to Novoyegorovka, Zhitlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, a complex fire atack has been inflicted on manpower and hardware clusters of 44th, 63rd, 66th mechanised brigades and the 1st Special Forces Brigade of the AFU close to Novovodyanoye, Chervonopopovka, Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Krasny Liman (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy losses were up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armored fighting vehicles, 2 pickups, 2 motor vehicles, 1 Grad MLRS and 1 D-20 howitzer.

In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of pre-emptive actions of Russian troops, aviation, and artillery, units of 44th artillery, 46th, 65th, 118th mechanised brigades of the AFU have been hit near Zagornoye, Orekhov, Malaya Tokmachka and Novosyolovka (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 5 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1 Pion high-power self-propelled cannon, 1 Msta-B gun, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, 1 UK-manufactured FH-70 howitzer, as well as 1 Krab Polish-manufactured self-propelled artillery system.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 motor vehicles, as well as 3 D-20 howitzers.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 122 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 143 areas.

A forward command post of Khortitsia combined group of Ukrainian troops has been hit close to Krasnoarmeysk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, 3 ammunition depots of44th artillery, 43rd, 66th mechanised brigades of the AFU have been destroyed near Zaporozhye, Cherneshchina and Neskuchnoye (Kharkov region).

Air defence facilities have shot down 5 projectiles launched by HIMARS MLRS.

In addition, 17 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed close to Lisichansk (Lugansk People’s Republic), Donetsk, Artyomovsk, Volnovakha (Donetsk People’s Republic), Pologi, Tokmak, Gulyay Pole (Zaporozhye region) and Staraya Zburyevka (Kherson region).

In total, 458 airplanes, 245 helicopters, 5,565 unmanned aerial vehicles, 428 air defence missile systems, 11,185 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,144 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,803 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,137 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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