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 (20.08.2022)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
In the area of the settlement of Andreevka, Kharkiv region, as a result of a high-precision strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the combat positions of the Kraken nationalist formation and a unit of foreign mercenaries, more than a hundred militants were killed, including up to 20 American mercenaries.
Strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces ' operational-tactical aviation near the settlement of Velikomikhailovka, Dnipropetrovsk region, almost completely destroyed the battalion of the 110th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, whose losses amounted to at least two hundred nationalists killed and more than 150 wounded.
As a result of fire strikes on the combat positions of the tank battalion of the 28th mechanized brigade in the area of the settlement of Kiselevka in the Mykolaiv region, as well as the 212th infantry battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Apostolovo in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the total irretrievable losses of the enemy amounted to more than two hundred people.
A ground-based high-precision weapon strike on the area of concentration of personnel and military equipment of the 27th battalion of the 127th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the north of Kharkiv destroyed up to 130 militants and eight units of special vehicles.
Over two hundred personnel, two tanks and seven special vehicles were destroyed by precision-guided air-launched missiles in the 3rd and 12th battalions of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Zvanovka and Paraskoviyevka localities of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Strikes by operational-tactical and army aircraft, rocket troops and artillery against military facilities on the territory of Ukraine continue.
During the day, seven AFU command posts were hit , including the 53rd mechanized brigade in the Vodiane area, the 58th motorized infantry brigade in the Soledar area of the Donetsk People's Republic, as well as manpower and military equipment in 187 districts. Destroyed: a self-propelled Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile launcher in the Shevchenko area, four ammunition depots in the areas of the settlements of Galitsynivka, Kostiantynivka, Shabelkivka of the Donetsk People's Republic and Belaya Krynitsa of the Kherson region, three fuel depots in the Slobozhanskaya area of the Kharkiv region, Kostiantynivka and Galitsynivka of the Donetsk People's Republic, as well as the US-made ANTPQ-36 counter-battery radar station in the Kramatorsk area.
Russian air defense systems destroyed six Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Vrubovka in the Luhansk People's Republic, Novomikhailovka, Staromlynovka in the Donetsk People's Republic, Bogoroditskoye in the Mykolaiv region, Novozlatopol in the Zaporizhia region and Fedorovka in the Kharkiv region. In addition, 13 shells of the Olkha multiple launch rocket system were shot down in the air near the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in the Kherson region and the city of Militopol in the Zaporozhye region.
In total , 267 aircraft, 148 helicopters, 1,776 unmanned aerial vehicles, 367 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,354 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 809 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,320 field artillery and mortar guns, and 4,969 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation.