April 27, 2024

Russian Ministry of Defense:  up to 7,294 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded in past 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

From 20 April to 27 April 2024, in response to the Kiev regime’s attempts to damage Russia’s energy and industrial facilities, the Russian Armed Forces have carried out 35 group strikes by high-precision sea- and air-launched missiles, including Kinzhal hypersonic air-launched ballistic missile, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles to hit Ukrainian power industry, military and railway enterprises, air defence systems, arsenals, fuel bases, manufacturing and repair facilities for uncrewed surface vehicles and unmanned aerial vehicles.

In addition, temporary deployment areas of nationalist formations and foreign mercenaries, clusters of AFU manpower and military hardware were hit at railway loading stations.

▫️ Over the past week, the Zapad Group of Forces units have taken more advantageous lines and inflicted losses on 13 brigades of the enemy close to Glushkovka, Petropavlovka, Sinkovka (Kharkov region), Novoyegorovka, Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Serebryansky forestry.

Nine counter-attacks launched by the 12th Azov Special Forces Brigade, the 3rd Assault, the 63rd Mechanised brigades of the AFU, as well as the 12th and 18th national guard brigades of Ukraine have been repelled near Chervonaya Dibrova, Novovodyanoye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Grigorovka and Terny (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 255 Ukrainian troops, three armoured fighting vehicles, 21 motor vehicles, 27 field artillery guns, including five U.S.-made M777 howitzers, as well as two U.S.-made counter-battery warfare stations (AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-50).

▫️The Yug Group’s units liberated Novomikhailovka and Bogdanovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) and advanced into the depths of the enemy’s defence.

 In addition, two AFU air-mobile, four assault, and ten mechanised brigades have been hit near Andreyevka, Belogorovka, Kleshcheyevka, Kurdyumovka, Maksimilyanovka, Minkovka, Paraskoviyevka, Spornoye, and Ostroye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

In addition, 19 counter-attacks launched by assault groups of the 46th Airmobile, 80th Air Assault, 28th, 33rd41st, and 93rd mechanised brigades have been repelled close to Bogdanovka, Georgiyevka, Pobeda, Krasnogorovka, Chasov Yar, and west of Krasnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

The enemy has lost more than 3,890 Ukrainian troops, four tanks, nine armoured fighting vehicles, 51 motor vehicles, 22 field artillery guns, including one Paladin self-propelled artillery system, and five U.S.-made M777 howitzers in this direction during the week.

In addition, 17 electronic warfare stations (NotaAnklavBukovel-AD) and 22 field ammunition depots of the enemy have been wiped out.

▫️As a result of successful actions, the Tsentr Group of Forces has improved the situation along the front line, inflicted fire damage on 12 brigades of the AFU and repelled 63 enemy counter-attacks close to Leninskoye, Novgorodskoye, Novokalinovo, Ocheretino, Berdychi, Umanskoye, and Netailovo (Donetsk People’s Republic).

More than 2,950 Ukrainian troops, 33 armoured fighting vehicles, 33 motor vehicles, 29 field artillery guns, with six of them foreign-made, as well as five electronic warfare stations (Nota and Bukovel-AD) have been eliminated during the week.

The Vostok Group of Forces has improved the tactical situation and inflicted losses on the formations of the 58th Mechanised Brigade, 102nd, 106th128th territorial defence brigades, and 1st Ukrainian National Guard Brigade near Ugledar, Urozhaynoye, Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Chervonoye, and Gulyai Pole (Zaporozhye region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 825 Ukrainian troops, two tanks, seven armoured fighting vehicles, 28 motor vehicles, 11 field artillery guns, including nine U.S.-made howitzers, five electronic warfare stations (NotaAnklavBukovel-AD), and four field ammunition depots.

▫️The Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted fire damage on manpower and hardware of five brigades of the AFU, the Marines Brigade, three territorial defence brigades, as well as on the Ukrainian National Guard brigade close to Malaya Tokmachka, Rabotino, Novoandreyevka, Shcherbaki (Zaporozhye region), Mikhailovka, Ivanovka, and Berislav (Kherson region).

The AFU losses amounted to up to 360 Ukrainian troops, one armoured fighting vehicle, 30 motor vehicles, and 20 field artillery guns, including eight U.S.-made M777 howitzers.

The Missile Troops and Artillery and unmanned aerial vehicles of the Russian Groups of Forces have obliterated one MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force on its home airfield; eight HIMARS, Vampire, and Grad MLRS combat vehicles; one S-300PS SAM launcher with a command post and radar; two HAWK and Osa-AKM SAM combat vehicles; and two radar stations (P-18 and Pelikan).

Aviation and air defence units shot down Mig-29 and Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force, 18 French-made Hammer guided bombs, one Tochka-U tactical missile, 35 projectiles of HIMARSOlkha, and Uragan, as well as 1,659 unmanned aerial vehicles during the week.

Over the past week, 15 Ukrainian servicemen have surrendered.

In total, 593 airplanes and 270 helicopters, 23,541 unmanned aerial vehicles, 509 air defence missile systems, 15,864 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,275 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 9,167 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 21,336 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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