Minimum, incomplete, low-ball KIA(only)(FEBA only) 405+ ... Translated:
Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of a special military operation (21.03.2023)
In the Kupyansk direction, active actions of units and artillery fire of the "Western" group of troops hit enemy manpower and equipment in the areas of Dvurechnaya and Timkovka settlements of Kharkiv region, Novoselovskoye and Stelmakhovka of Luhansk people's republic. Up to 80 Ukrainian servicemen, three armored fighting vehicles and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed.
In the Krasno-Limanskoe direction, artillery and heavy firing systems of the Group of Forces (Forces) Center hit Ukrainian armed forces units in the areas of Nevske of the Luhansk People's Republic, Yampolovka and Hryhorovka of the Donetsk People's Republic. During the day, up to 95 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored fighting vehicles, as well as D-20 and D-30 howitzers were destroyed in this direction.
In the Donetsk direction, during active actions of the Southern group of troops, air strikes and artillery fire, the enemy's losses for the day amounted to 160 Ukrainian servicemen, three armored combat vehicles, four vehicles and a D-20 howitzer.
On the South Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya directions, strikes by tactical and army aviation and artillery fire of the Vostok Group of Forces struck AFU units in the areas of Ugledar, Novomikhailovka of the Donetsk People's Republic and Preobrazhenka of the Zaporizhzhya region. The losses of the enemy amounted to more than 30 Ukrainian servicemen, two pickup trucks, as well as a D-30 howitzer.
In the Kherson direction, over 40 Ukrainian servicemen, three vehicles, two Acacia self-propelled howitzers, as well as a US-made M777 artillery system were destroyed as a result of enemy fire during the day.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery of groups of troops (forces) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the day hit 95 artillery units of the AFU at firing positions, manpower and equipment in 107 areas. In addition, three US-made AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radar stations were destroyed in the areas of Shandrigolovo, Donetsk People's Republic, Orekhov, Zaporozhye Region, and Belozerk, Kherson Region.
Russian Air Force fighter aircraft near Nikanorovka settlement of Donetsk People's Republic shot down an Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian air forces in an aerial battle.
The anti-aircraft defense forces destroyed 31 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of Tokarevka, Kharkiv region, Krasnorechenskoye, Chervonopopovka, Novovodynoye, Kremenna, Ploshchanka, Voyevodka during the day, Rubizhne, Baranikivka of the Luhansk People's Republic, Zelenyi Hay, Urozhaynoye, Blagodatnoye, Vladimirovka, Yevgenovka, Staromlinovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, Ulyanovka, Polohy of the Zaporizhzhya region, Novaya Zburyevka and Krynki of the Kherson region. In addition, three HIMARS MBLRS rockets were intercepted.
In total, since the beginning of the special military operation destroyed (losses over previous 24hrs(+?)):
403(+1) aircraft, (Daily avg 1.1)
223 helicopters, (Daily avg 0.6)
3,502(+31) unmanned aerial vehicles, (Daily avg 8.9)
414 surface-to-air missile systems, (Daily avg 1.1)
tanks and other armored combat vehicles, (Daily avg 21.
1,070 multiple rocket launchers, (Daily avg 2.
field artillery and mortars, (Daily avg 11.4) and
9,039(+12) special military vehicles. (Daily avg 23.3)
Sustained OP Tempo. Losses continue to mount, multi Front Situ continues to deteriorate with little effective AFU response to RF initiatives, offensive OPs, maneuvers & thrusts.
Reduction of Bahkmut encirclement continues. If AFU does not mount a 'successful' counter-attack to relieve Bahkmut soon, there will be no to little effective forces to salvage. Severely outnumbered & overwhelmed, fragmented & under relentless assault from multiple axes, with ever diminishing insufficient critical logistics shortages.
Avdiivka primary road & rail MSR severed. Three alternate minor secondary MSRs now under threat. Double envelopment continues apace. Avdiivka garrison ultimately faces same fate as Bahkmut if unable to defend & secure remaining secondary MSRs.
AFU has not demonstrated ability to deploy capable combat power outside of fixed static defensive positions. Tactical reserves deployed weak, in-cohesive & insufficient in combat power & effectiveness.
Overall summary unchanged as @ Outraged | Mar 20 2023 14:12 utc | 217.
Posted by: Outraged MoA