August 7, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense

Russian Defense Ministry

In Kupyansk direction, the Zapad Group of Forces’ assault detachments, in the course of conducting offensive operations on a wide front line, have improved the situation along the front line close to Olshana and Pershotravnyovoye (Kharkov region).

▫️Within the last three days, the Russian troops’ advance towards Kupyansk direction has been 11 km along the front line and more than 3 km in depth of the enemy defence.

12 counter-attacks of AFU 14th, 32th and 67th mechanised brigades have been successfully repelled near Sinkovka (Kharkov region), Novosyolovskoye, and Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). 

▫️In addition, as a result of actions of Ground-Attack and Army aviation, and artillery, AFU manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit close to Kupyansk, Kotlyarovka, and Berestovoye (Kharkov region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, as well as 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar station.

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

In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of effective actions, conducted by the Russian troops, aviation, and artillery, 3 enemy attacks have been repelled near Uspenovka and Rabotino (Zaporozhye region).

▫️In addition, the actions of 1Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group have been disrupted close to Novosyolovka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️In addition, the enemy units have been hit close to Yablonevoye and Novodanilovka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, 4 motor vehicles, and 1 D-30 howitzer.

In Donetsk direction, the Yug Group of Forces’ units in close cooperation with artillery and aviation have successfully repelled the AFU 81st Aeromobile Brigade near Belogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️In addition, AFU manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit near Bogdanovka, Vesyoloye, Kleshcheevka, Maryinka, and Krasnogorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 135 servicemen, 2 tanks, 6 infantry fighting vehicle, 3 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, as well as Msta-Band D-30 howitzers.

In South Donetsk direction, as a result of actions by aviation and artillery, as well as units of the Vostok Group of Forces, 1 enemy attack by an assault group has been repelled close to Urozhainoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️Army Aviation has launched attacks at 5 manpower and hardware concentration areas of the AFU 31st Mechanised Brigade close to Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 225 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 tanks, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, 2 motor vehicles, and 1D-30 howitzer.

In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of the Tsentr Group of Forces’ units, artillery, aviation, and heavy flamethrower systems’ coordinated actions, 1 attack of the AFU 42nd Mechanised Brigade’s assault groups has been successfully repelled near Serebryanskoye forestry.

▫️In addition, a comprehensive fire attack has been carried out at enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas close to Raigorodok, Petrovskoye, Ploshchanka, and Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️More than 65 Ukrainian militants, 2 armoured fighting vehicles and 1D-30 howitzer have been destroyed.

In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 3 motor vehicles, as well as 2D-30 howitzers.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 107 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 126 areas.

▫️In addition, 3 ammunition depots of the AFU 117th Territorial Defence Brigade, and 14th and 43th mechanised brigades have been destroyed near Seredina-Buda, Sumy region, and Cherneshchina, Sinkovka (Kharkov region).

1 command post of the AFU 79th Airborne Assault Brigade has been neutralised near Yampol (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️Air defenсe facilities have intercepted 9 Storm Shadow long-range cruise missile and 4HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles.

▫️In addition, 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed close to Kremennaya (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kirillovka, Staromlynovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Pologi (Zaporozhye region).

📊In total,458 airplanes, 245 helicopters, 5,548 unmanned aerial vehicles, 428 air defence missile systems, 11,165 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,143 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 5,787 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 12,116 special military motor vehicles have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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