August 3, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense: Up to 920 Ukrainian troops killed in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in close cooperation with aviation and artillery, successfully repelled 8 enemy attacks close to Belogorovka, Berestovoye, Kleshcheevka, Krasnogorovka, and Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️After repelling the attacks, Russian troops counterattacked the retreating enemy units and improved the situation on the front line near Berestovoye, Krasnogorovka, and Maryinka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 380 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 5 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, 2 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery systems, as well as 1 Rapira anti-tank gun.

In South Donetsk direction, as a result of actions by aviation, artillery and units of the Vostok Group of Forces, AFU manpower and hardware have been hit close to Ugledar, Prechistovka, Makarovka, and Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of skilful and professional actions of Russian troops, 1 enemy attack has been successfully repelled near Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 175 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 tank, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, 2 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery systems, and 1 D-30 howitzer.

In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of active action by Russian troops, aviation, and artillery, the enemy units have been hit close to Orekhov, Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilovka and Pyatikhatki (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 45 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 tanks, 2 motor vehicles, 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and 1 D-20 howitzer.

In Kupyansk direction, the assault groups of the Zapad Group of Forces conducted offensive operations on a broad front and took more advantageous positions near Olshana, Pershotravnyovoye (Kharkov region) and Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, 1 attack by units of the AFU 25th Airborne Brigade has been successfully repelled close to Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of actions by aviation and artillery, enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit near Sinkovka, Petropavlovka, and Kotlyarovka (Kharkov region) and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 150 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system and 1 D-30 howitzers.

In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of actions by units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, Army Aviation and artillery, 2 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled near Novovodyanoye and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic). During the fighting, the enemy lost up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, and 1 armoured personnel carrier.

▫️In addition, Russian troops launched a comprehensive fire attack on AFU units near Grigorovka, Torskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Makeevka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, and 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system.

▫️In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, 5 motor vehicles, and 1 Msta-B howitzer.

▫️Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 97 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 106 areas.

▫️In addition, 1 Buk surface-to-air missile system has been destroyed near Memrik (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️Air defence facilities have intercepted 11 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles and 2 HARM anti-radar missiles.

▫️In addition, 38 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down close to Novovodyanoye, Rubezhnoye, Nikolayevka, Privolye (Lugansk People’s Republic), Dokuchayevsk, Spornoye, Kremenets, Berestovoye, Yevgenovka, Volodino (Donetsk People’s Republic), Shirokoye and Lyubimovka (Zaporozhye region).

📊In total, 458 airplanes, 245 helicopters, 5,468 unmanned aerial vehicles, 428 air defence missile systems, 11,100 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,142 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,731 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,038 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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