January 7, 2023

Russian troops kill 100 Ukraine soldiers in 24 hour period

Russian Defense Ministry

The combined group of troops (forces) has been observing a ceasefire along the entire line of contact in the area of the special military operation since 12 p.m. (Moscow time) on 6 January. At the same time, the Kiev regime has continued to shell residential areas and Russian positions with artillery over the past 24 hours.

️In Krasniy Liman direction, the AFU have fired 11 mortar shells at Russian positions. 

In Soledar, Avdeyevka and Maryinka directions, the enemy has attacked Russian troops, using artillery means 50 times. More than 60 large-calibre shells have been fired by Ukrainian troops at residential areas of Donetsk, while Makeyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been attacked by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems.

️The AFU opened artillery fire in Zaporozhye region 31 times. In Kherson and Krivoy Rog directions, the enemy has launched 17 artillery attacks. Russian forces have returned fire from all the AFU’s positions from which the shelling was taking place, and suppressed them.

️Despite artillery shelling by the AFU at residential areas and Russian positions, the implementation of the declared ceasefire regime by the Russian grouping of troops (forces) will continue until 24 hours today.

️In Kupyansk direction, one attack by units of the AFU 14th Mechanised Brigade has been repelled near Sinkovka (Kharkov region). More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, one Grad MLRS vehicle and two motor vehicles have been eliminated in return fire.

️In Krasniy Liman direction, 2 assault groups of the 80th and 95th airborne assault brigades of the AFU have been repulsed near Serebryanskoye Lesnichestvo. The total losses of these enemy units were more than 30 troops, 2 D-20 howitzers, 1 armoured fighting vehicle and 1 pick-up truck.

️In Donetsk direction, 1 attempt by the AFU units of the 110th Mechanised and 79th Airborne Assault Brigades to attack Russian positions near Krasnogorovka and Georgiyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been thwarted. The enemy’s losses in return fire amounted to up to 50 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, 1 tank and 1 motor vehicle.

️In South Donetsk direction, one counterattack by units of the AFU’s 108th Brigade of the Territorial Defence near Novomayorskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) has been thwarted. More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, 2 D-30 howitzers, 1 armoured personnel carrier and 2 pick-up trucks have been eliminated by return fire.

The anti-aircraft defence forces have destroyed 4 UAVs near Ilchenkovo (Zaporozhye region), and Genichesk (Kherson region).

️In addition, 5 Uragan and HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems and 1 U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radar missile have been intercepted near Makeyevka, Guselskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Ochervatoye (Zaporozhye region).

In total, 360 airplanes and 199 helicopters, 2,843 unmanned aerial vehicles, 400 air defence missile systems, 7,441 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 972 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,787 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,957 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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