December 13, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine forces kill 500 Russian soldiers in 24-hour period

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the Russian forces from 24.02 to 13.12: 

personnel ‒ about 95260 (+500) killed, 

tanks ‒ 2966, 

APV ‒ 5930 (+2), 

artillery systems – 1931 (+2), 

MLRS – 404 (+7), 

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 211,

aircraft – 281, 

helicopters – 264, 

UAV operational-tactical level – 1617,

cruise missiles ‒ 592,

warships / boats ‒ 16,

vehicles and fuel tankers – 4549 (+5),

special equipment ‒ 170 (+1). 

The two hundred and ninety-third day of the russian large-scale invasion.

During the day, the enemy launched 2 missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv regions, and also carried out more than 20 attacks from MLRS systems.

There remains the threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on civilian infrastructure throughout Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the situation remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.

On the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, the enemy shelled the areas of Seredyna-Buda and Ryasne settlements of the Sumy region, as well as Strelecha, Staritsa, Ambarne, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna and Krasne in the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the areas of the settlements of Kupyansk, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Berestov in the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka and Myasozharivka in the Luhansk region were hit by tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery.

In the Lymansky direction, the enemy fired tanks and artillery at the areas of populated areas: Grekivka, Ploshanka and Nevske of the Luhansk region, as well as Terny, Yampolivka of the Donetsk region.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy fired at the positions of the Defense Forces from tanks, mortars and rocket artillery in the areas of settlements: Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Vesele, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Chasiv Yar, Druzhba, Zalizne of the Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired tanks and artillery of various types of districts of almost twenty settlements, in particular: Avdiivka, Nevelske, Georgiivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region.

On the Novopavlivskyi direction, the enemy shelled areas near the settlements of Vremivka, Vugledar, Neskuchne, and Prechistivka in the Donetsk region with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.

In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, the enemy continues to shell our positions and the civilian infrastructure of the settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River. It carried out shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of more than 25 settlements, in particular: Plavni, Gulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Olhivske, Zaporizhzhia region, as well as Chornobayivka, Antonivka, Mykilske, Tokarivka, Mylové, Kherson region and the city of Kherson.

For the purpose of replenishing the losses and replenishing the units of the first army corps of the occupying forces, measures of forced mobilization were intensified in the territory of the Donetsk region. Therefore, in the city of Horlivka, men are subject to conscription, in particular those with the “armor” mark on their military tickets.

On December 11, the enemy lost up to 60 servicemen killed and up to 100 wounded in the area of Kadiivka settlement of Luhansk region as a result of the destruction of the personnel deployment point of the russian occupation troops.

The defeat of the enemy by the Defense Forces of Ukraine in the previous days in the Zaporizhia region was confirmed. Thus, in addition to the destruction of the command staff of the 58th Army in the city of Melitopol, three artillery installations, up to 10 units of military equipment of various types were destroyed in the areas of Energodar, Tokmak and Gulyaipole settlements, and about 150 enemy servicemen were wounded.

Units of missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 2 areas of concentration of personnel of the Russian occupiers. 

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