July 12, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 715 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

The AFU continued unsuccessful attempts at offensive actions in South Donetsk, Krasny Liman and Donetsk directions.

️In Donetsk direction, as a result of the courageous and competent actions of the Yug Group of Forces’ units, aviation and artillery, 30 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled close to Zolotaryovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Spornoye, Kleshcheevka, Andreevka, Sol, Severnoye, Veseloye, Vodyanoye, Pervomaiskoye, Krasnogorovka and Petrovskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️In addition, enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit in 2 areas to the west of Andreevka and Kleshcheevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️The enemy losses were up to 335 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and 1 U.K.-manufactured FH-70 towed howitzer.

️In South Donetsk direction, as a result of coordinated actions by the defending units of the Vostok Group of Forces, aviation and artillery, an enemy attack by the units of the AFU 35th Marine Brigade have been repelled forward Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and also foiled an enemy combat reconnaissance actions near Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️The AFU inflicted a comprehensive fire attack on an AFU manpower and hardware cluster close to Storozhevoye and Makarovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye region).

◽️The activities of 1 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been suppressed close to Sladkoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

◽️In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of the selfless actions by Russian troops, 2 enemy attacks have been repelled near Rabotino (Zaporozhye region).

◽️In addition, Army Aviation and artillery struck enemy military personnel close to Marfopol, Rabotino and Lugovskoye (Zaporozhye region).

◽️The enemy losses were over 240 Ukrainian servicemen, 9 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 armoured personnel carriers, 6 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, as well as Msta-B and D-30 howitzers .

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