Russian Ministry of Defense
Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of a special military operation on the territory of Ukraine
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
As a result of the strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the temporary location of units of the 72nd mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of an agricultural enterprise in the city of Artemivsk, Donetsk People's Republic, up to 130 servicemen and eight units of automobile and armored vehicles were destroyed.
A high-precision air-launched missile strike on the temporary location of a howitzer battery of the 95th separate Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Dzerzhinsk, Donetsk People's Republic, destroyed up to 70 servicemen, three Gvozdika self-propelled artillery units and four vehicles.
In the city of Kharkiv, on the territory of CHPP-3 and Karpovsky Garden, as a result of strikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the temporary locations of the 3rd brigade of the National Guard, more than a hundred nationalists were killed.
Due to high losses, the Zelensky regime is taking measures to fill the shortage of personnel of Ukrainian formations in the area of combat operations in the Donbas. Thus, it was decided to send the mobilized citizens who started training at the training center of the 72nd mechanized brigade in the city of Bila Tserkva, Kiev region, to the front line ahead of schedule. Together with them, the wounded who were in hospitals are also sent, without waiting for them to complete a full course of rehabilitation after injuries.
Russian operational-tactical and army aircraft, rocket troops and artillery continue to strike military targets on the territory of Ukraine. During the day, three command posts were hit, including a battalion of the 66th mechanized brigade in the area of Ocheretino, a battalion of the 109th territorial Defense brigade in the Berestka area of the Donetsk People's Republic, as well as personnel and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 173 districts.
A Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system launcher in the area of the settlement of Chasov Yar in the Donetsk People's Republic, five ammunition depots, including an ammunition depot equipped in one of the shops of the Svyato-Ilinsky Machine-Building Plant in the Dachnoye area of the Donetsk People's Republic. An arsenal near Voznesensk in the Mykolaiv region was also destroyed, where 45 thousand tons of ammunition, recently delivered to the Armed Forces of Ukraine by NATO countries, was stored.
As part of the counter-battery struggle, four platoons of Grad MLRS, two platoons of Msta-B guns, and a platoon of Hyacinth-B guns were suppressed at firing positions in the areas of Dzerzhinsk, Sukhaya Balka, Lastochkino, and Krasnogorovka settlements of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Russian air defense systems shot down eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles during the day in the areas of the settlements of Krasnoe, Chervonyi Yar, Dibrovne, Petropavlovsk of the Kharkiv region, Staromikhailovka, Rovnopol, Malinovka of the Donetsk People's Republic and the city of Donetsk. Also, one shell of a multiple rocket launcher system was intercepted in the Kamenka area of the Kharkiv region.
In total , 263 aircraft, 145 helicopters, 1,701 unmanned aerial vehicles, 362 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,262 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 789 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,273 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 4,756 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation.