September 24, 2023

Russian Ministry of Defense:Up to 560 Ukrainian combat casualties in 24 hours

Russian Defense Ministry

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

▫️In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, have repelled one attack by the AFU 110th Mechanised Brigade near Vesyoloye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️As a result of the enemy fire defeat, the Russian troops improved the tactical position by decisive counterattack actions.

▫️A total of four enemy attacks have been repelled close to Krasnogorovka, Maryinka, Khimik, and Vesyoloye (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 305 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, seven motor vehicles, and oneU.S.-manufacturer M777 artillery system.

▫️In Zaporozhye direction, aviation, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems of the Russian grouping of troops have inflicted a fire defeat on manpower and hardware clusters of the 65th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Rabotino (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen, one infantry fighting vehicle, and three motor vehicles.

▫️In the course of counter-battery warfare the enemy lost one U.S.-manufacturer M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system, two D-30 guns, one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, and one Msta-B howitzer.

▫️In Krasny Liman direction, as a result of competent and well-coordinated actions by units of the Tsentr Group of Forces, two attacks by assault groups of the 67th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU have been repelled close to Serebryansky forestry.

▫️Ground-Attack and Army aviation and artillery have hit manpower and hardware  concentration areas of the 63rd Mechanised Brigade of the AFU, the 100th Territorial Defence Brigade, the 5th National Guard Brigade, and the 12th Special Purpose Brigade of the AFU close to Torskoye and Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Chervonaya Dibrova (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Serebryansky forestry.

▫️The enemy losses were 50 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, two pickup trucks, and one D-20howitzer.

▫️In South Donetsk direction, aviation and artillery of the Vostok Group of Forces have hit manpower and hardware concentration areas of the 38th Marine Brigade, the 56th Motor Infantry Brigade of the AFU, and the 110th Territorial Defence Brigade close to Urozhaynoye, Staromayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), and Malinovka (Zaporozhye region).

▫️The enemy losses were up to 110 Ukrainian servicemen, two armoured fighting vehicles, three motor vehicles, and twoD-20 guns.

fence Brigade close to Berestovoye, Sinkovka, and Kislovka (Kharkov region), and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

▫️The enemy lost over 20 Ukrainian servicemen, two motor vehicles, one Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, onePolish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, and one field ammunition depot were destroyed near Berestovoye (Kharkov region).

▫️In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen and two motor vehicles.

▫️In addition, in the course of counter-battery warfare, one U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, oneD-30 howitzer, one 122mm Partizan artisanal MLRS, and one field ammunition depot of the 126th Territorial Defence Brigade near Shlyakhovoye (Kherson region).

▫️Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have struck one command and observation post of the 126th Territorial Defence Brigade near Berislav (Kherson region), one signal node of the 77th AFU Airmobile Brigade near Chasov Yar (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as enemy manpower and military hardware in 109 areas.

▫️Air defence means have shot down one Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter near Kleshcheevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

▫️ThreeHARM anti-radar missiles and eightHIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles have been intercepted.

▫️In addition, 15 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed close to Gorlovka and Stepnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kuzyomovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Samoilovka, Chervonogorka, Lyubimovka and Ocherevatoye (Zaporozhye region) and Kazachyi lageri (Kherson region).

In total, 477 airplanes and 250 helicopters, 7,082 unmanned aerial vehicles, 438 air defence missile systems, 12,104tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 1,155 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,515 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 13,397 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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