December 15, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine forces kill 590 Russian troops in 24-hour period

Ukraine Defense Ministry

Russia continues to focus its efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. It is trying to improve the tactical position in the Lymansk direction, and in the Kupyansk and Zaporizhzhya areas. In other directions, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, shelling the positions of our troops and civilian objects along the contact line.

During the day, Russian occupiers launched 2 rocket strikes and more than 5 attacks from rocket salvo systems. In particular, the civil infrastructure of Nikopol and Kherson was damaged, there are casualties among civilians.

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General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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

The enemy continues to focus its efforts on conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. It is trying to improve the tactical position in the Lymansk direction, and in the Kupyansk and Zaporizhzhya areas – it is building up. In other directions, the enemy is concentrating its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, shelling the positions of our troops and civilian objects along the contact line.

During the day, the russian occupiers launched 2 rocket strikes, as well as launched more than 5 attacks from rocket salvo systems. In particular, the civil infrastructure of Nikopol and Kherson was damaged, and there are casualties among civilians.

The threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on critical infrastructure objects remains in the future throughout the territory of Ukraine.

In the Volyn, Polisiya, and Siverskyi directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected. The formation of the aviation group and units of the armed forces of the russian federation on the territory of the republic of belarus continues.

In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy carried out tank and artillery shelling in the areas of Visoka Yaruga, Morokhovets, Staritsa, Dvorichna and Novomlynsk settlements of the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk direction, the areas of the settlements of Vilshan, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Berestov, Pershotravneve in the Kharkiv region and Stelmakhivka and Myasozharivka in the Luhansk region were damaged by fire.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy shelled the districts of Makiivka and Chervonopivka in the Luhansk region and Torsky and Vedmezhy in the Donetsk region with tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy carried out shelling, in particular, in the areas of Verkhnokamyansky, Spirny, Bilogorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutsky, Bakhmut, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Severny and Opytny of Donetsk region.

In the Avdiivka direction, the occupiers tried to attack the positions of our troops near Avdiivka, Pervomaiskyi, Nevelskyi, Georgiivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhya and Kherson directions, the enemy continues to shell the positions of our troops and civilian infrastructure along the right bank of the Dnipro River. In particular, the regions of the settlements of Vremivka, Novopil of the Donetsk region; Gulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Gulyaipilske, Orihiv and Stepove – Zaporizhzhya; Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region and Novotyaginka, Ivanivka, Tokarivka, Kherson, Ingulets and Bilozerka in the Kherson region.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. Thus, on December 13, in the areas of Tokmak, Pology and Berdyansk settlements of the Zaporizhzhia region, the Defense Forces destroyed two enemy ammunition depots, two artillery systems with ammunition, as well as six units of military equipment of various types. More than 200 enemy servicemen were injured.

In connection with the overflow of medical facilities and morgues in the city of Melitopol, the russian invaders are transporting corpses and evacuating wounded servicemen to the temporarily occupied Crimea.

In order to replenish the current losses, the invaders are forced to supplement the operational-tactical command level with retired officers, released to the reserve, and even retired officers. They are sent to the area of hostilities.

Our aviation made 11 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 2 strikes on the positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.

Ukrainian rocket launchers and gunners hit 2 control points, 4 areas of concentration of enemy personnel and a warehouse of fuel and lubricants.

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