December 5, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense:  Up to 695 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Group of Forces supported by aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems repelled three attacks of assault groups of AFU 43rd mechanised, 57th mechanised infantry brigades near Ivanovka and Sinkovka (Kharkov region). 

The Zapad Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on clusters of AFU manpower and hardware close to Peschanoye, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Nevskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

Up to 35 Ukrainian troops, two armoured fighting vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.

◽️ In Krasny Liman direction, the Tsentr Group of Forces’ units, aviation, and artillery inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of AFU 63rd66th mechanised brigades near Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Serebryansky forestry.

The AFU losses amounted to up to 55 Ukrainian troops and two motor vehicles.

◽️ In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery repelled four enemy attacks and inflicted fire damage on AFU manpower and hardware near Bogdanovka, Kleshcheyevka, and Toretsk (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy has lost up to 270 Ukrainian personnel, as well as two armoured fighting vehicles.

▫️In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces, helicopters, and artillery inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 79th Air Assault Brigade, as well as 102nd128th territorial defence brigades near Novomikhailovka, Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region).

During the day, a total of 245 Ukrainian troops, four armoured fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, one Msta-B howitzer, and one D-30 howitzer have been neutralised.

▫️In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces repelled one attack of the AFU 117th Mechanised Brigade’s assault group close to Uspenovka (Zaporozhye region).

In addition, air strikes and artillery fire struck the personnel and hardware of the 65th Mechanised Brigade close to Rabotino amd Dorozhnyanka (Zaporozhye region).

The enemy losses were up to 50 servicemen, four armoured fighting vehicles, four pickup trucks, and one Giatsint-B gun.

▫️In Kherson direction, as a result of the Russian Group of Forces actions, artillery, and aviation, the AFU losses amounted to up to 40 Ukrainian troops, five motor vehicles, one M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system, one U.S.-made M777 artillery system, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system. 

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, and Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 103 areas during the day.

Air defence units shot down two MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near Shirokoye (Dnepropetrovsk region) and Bereznigovatoye (Nikolayev region), as well as one Mi-8 helicopter close to Peschanoye (Kharkov region).

In addition, 74 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were intercepted near Sergeyevka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Gorlovka, Spornoye, Yalynskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Chubarevka, Tokmak (Zaporozhye region), Novaya Kakhovka, Ivanovka (Kherson region), as well as one HARM anti-radiation missile.

📊 In total, 547 airplanes and 257 helicopters, 9,465 unmanned aerial vehicles, 442 air defence missile systems, 13,807 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,187 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 7,234 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 15,939 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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