July 28, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: up to 690 Ukraine troops killed in 24 hour period

Russian Defense Ministry

The AFU continued to attempt offensive actions in South Donetsk, Krasny Liman and Donetsk directions. 

▫️In South Donetsk direction, the enemy continued attempts to break through the defence of Russian troops using armoured and other heavy vehicles.

▫️The AFU with the 47th Mechanised Brigade reinforced with foreign-manufactured tankshave attacked the positions of the 71st Motorised Rifle Regiment of the 42nd Motorised Rifle Division of the 58th Army of the Southern Military District and the 810th Marine Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet close to the Rabotino and Uspenovka settlements of the Zaporozhye region. The military personnel, showing endurance, perseverance and courage, successfully repelled all the attacks of superior enemy forces.

▫️The enemy losses were up to 180 Ukrainian servicemen, 5 tanks, including 3 German-manufactured Leopard and 2 French-manufactured AMX wheeled tanks, 17 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, and 1Strela-10 surface-to-air missile system.

▫️Close to Vremevka salient near Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), as a result of active action by units of the Vostok Group of Forces, an attack by an assault detachment of the AFU 35th Marine Brigade has been repelled. 1Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group has been destroyed.

▫️The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, as well as howitzers: D-20, D-30 and Msta-B.

▫️In Krasny Liman direction, 4 attacks by assault groups of the AFU 67th Mechanised Brigade against the positions of the 228th Motorised Rifle Regiment of the 90th Armoured Division have been repelled close to Chervonaya Dibrova (Luhansk People’s Republic).

▫️Assault detachments of the 15th Motorised Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Army continued to develop their success in Svatovo direction and captured a number of AFU strongholds near Sergeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic). The advance into the depth of the enemy defence was 1.5 kilometres.

▫️In addition, to the west of Zhitlovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), detachments of Shtorm 252nd and 752nd motorised rifle regiments of the 20th Army, using the results of a fire attack, have attacked the enemy and advanced 3 kilometres deep into the defence.

▫️As a result of skillful use of modern means of destruction by units of the 21st and 35th motorised rifle brigades of 2nd and 41st armies have suppressed enemy manpower and hardware of 25th airborne, 21st and 67th mechanised brigades,the 100th Territorial Defence Brigade and the 5th Operational Brigade of the Ukrainian National Guard close to Torskoye and Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Novovodyanoye, Chervonaya Dibrova and Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 90 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system and 1D-30 howitzer.

Pervomaiskoye and Vodyanoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of actions by aviation and artillery, manpower and hardware of 24th, 28th, 43rd, 110th mechanised, 10th mountain assault, 3rd airborne assault and 77th airmobile brigades of the AFU have been destroyed close to Avdeevka, Konstantinovka, Seversk, Novgorodskoye and Belaya Gora (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, the rotation of AFU units has been disrupted by competent reconnaissance actions and a comprehensive fire attack close to Kleshcheevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 260 Ukrainian servicemen, 5 infantry fighting vehicles, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 pickup trucks, 8 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, 1Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and 1D-20 howitzer.

▫️In Kupyansk direction, assault detachments of the 7th Motorised Rifle Regiment of the Zapad Group of Forces continued their offensive operations west of Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and, having completed the task of the day, gained advantageous positions.

▫️In addition, as a result of coordinated actions by Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, as well as artillery, units 14th, 32nd mechanised brigades of the AFU and the 103rd Territorial Defence Brigade have been eliminated close to Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Sinkovka and Novoosinovo (Kharkov region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, 1D-30 howitzer, as well as 2 U.S.-manufacture counter-battery radar stations: AN/TPQ-50 and AN/TPQ-36.

▫️In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen and 2 motor vehicles.

▫️Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 117 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 133 areas.

▫️An enemy rear control point of the Ukrainian group of troops ‘Soledar’, as well as the field control point of the 10th Army Corps of the AFU have been destroyed close to Druzhkovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region)

▫️Air defence facilities have shot down 2 projectiles launched by HIMARS MLRS.

▫️In addition, 17 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been intercepted close to Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic), Gorlovka, Soledar, Volnovakha, Novobakhmutovka, Nevelskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Tokmak, Ulyanovsk and Energodar (Zaporozhye region), as well as Alyoshki (Kherson region).

📊In total,457 airplanes, 244 helicopters, 5,308 unmanned aerial vehicles, 427 air defence missile systems, 11,010 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,140 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,646 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 11,939 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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