October 12, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine forces shoot down 21 Russian cruise missiles and 35 drones

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the Russian forces from 24.02 to 12.10:

personnel ‒ about 63380 (+270),

tanks ‒ 2505 (+1),

APV ‒ 5156,

artillery systems – 1539 (+43),

MLRS – 355 (+2),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 183 (+2),

aircraft – 268,

helicopters – 234,

UAV operational-tactical level – 1149 (+35),

cruise missiles ‒ 316 (+21),

warships / boats ‒ 16 (+1),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 3926 (+10),

special equipment ‒ 140 (+4).

The two hundred and thirty-first day of the resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the russian large-scale invasion.

The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain areas. At the same time, he is trying to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv areas.

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the entire contact line, carrying out engineering defense equipment in certain directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance.

The enemy continues to violate the norms of international humanitarian law, the laws and customs of warfare, strikes critical infrastructure and residential areas.

During the day, the occupiers launched 3 rocket and 4 air strikes, fired up to 10 rounds of anti-aircraft fire.

Objects and peaceful citizens of more than 10 settlements were hit by the enemy. Among them are Mali Shcherbaki, Ochakiv, Nikopol and Myrne. Infrastructural facilities in Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv Oblasts were affected. For strikes, the enemy used cruise, aviation and anti-aircraft guided missiles. In addition, the occupiers continue to use Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles. Ten of them were destroyed by the forces and means of air defense of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Polisya directions, the situation remains without significant changes. A comprehensive inspection of the armed forces of the republic of belarus with training and combat tasks is underway. There is still a threat of missile and air strikes, as well as the use of the “Shahed-136” UAV from the territory of the republic of belarus.

The enemy fired in other directions:

in the Seversky direction – from mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Gai of Chernihiv region and Myropyllya, Stukalyvka, Seredyna Buda, Rozhkovichi and Pavlivka of Sumy region. The enemy also used strike UAVs;

in the Slobozhansk direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Vovchansk, Strelecha and Uda. The UAV was used to adjust artillery fire;

in the Kramatorsk direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery along the entire line of contact. In particular, in the areas of the settlements of Bilogorivka, Grekivka, Zarichne, Serebryanka, Spirne, Terny and Torske. The enemy mines bridge crossings;

in the Bakhmut direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage along the entire line of contact. In particular, in the areas of Bakhmut, Soledar, Mayorsk, New York and Zalizne settlements;

in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks and artillery of various types, in the areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Nevelske, Pervomaiske, Oleksandropil, Novokalynove, Maryinka, Prechistivka, Zolota Niva and Tonenke settlements.

The enemy did not carry out offensive actions in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. More than 20 settlements were affected by fire. Among them are Novosilka, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya, Vremivka, Malynyvka, Neskuchne, Orihiv, Charivne and Olhivske.

More than 40 settlements along the entire contact line were shelled in the South Buh region. The enemy is trying to compensate for significant losses at the expense of new batches of mobilized citizens of the russian federation who have undergone accelerated training.

Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Novosadove, Bakhmutske, Ivangrad, Bakhmut, Soledar, Spirne, Mayorsk and Krasnohorivka.

Up to five hundred mobilized military personnel from the 205th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 49th combined arms army were deployed to the combat zone to replenish the enemy’s losses in the temporarily captured territories. Characteristic signs of the so-called “young replenishment”: protective equipment, Soviet-style helmets and AK-12 assault rifles, which have a very negative experience of use.

For reference: AK-12 was created by the Kalashnikov concern and presented to the general public in January 2012. It was fundamentally new, but implemented using the general scheme and technical solutions of former AKs. The experience of combat use during the battles in Ukraine turned out to be so negative that after a few weeks of real operation, it was proposed to actually de-modernize this type of weapon.

Training for 200 demobilized servicemen is ongoing at the base of the 3rd guards special forces brigade. In the brigade itself, after participating in the war against Ukraine, every second person wrote reports for dismissal or early termination of the contract.

Aviation of the Defense Forces made 27 strikes. Damage to more than 20 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 6 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy, has been confirmed. In addition, our air defense units shot down 10 UAVs and 4 enemy helicopters.

Missile troops and artillery hit 3 control points, 10 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, and 4 ammunition depots. In addition, air defense and electronic defense positions and other military targets also fell into the zone of fire damage.

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