Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of a special military operation (12.03.2023)
In the Kupyansk direction, artillery fire of the "Western" grouping of troops during the day struck AFU units in the areas of Masyutovka, Dvurechnaya, Pershotravneve of Kharkiv Region and Novoselovskoye of Luhansk People's Republic.
In addition, the actions of five sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed in the areas of Stelmakhovka of the Luhansk People's Republic, Sinkovka, Liman First and Berestovoye of the Kharkiv region. Casualties of the enemy in this direction for a day amounted to 45 Ukrainian soldiers, two armored fighting vehicles and four vehicles.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, active actions of units, strikes by assault and army aviation, artillery fire and heavy firing systems of the Group of Forces Center hit the enemy's manpower and equipment in the areas of Ploshchanka of the Lugansk People's Republic, Terny, Yampolovka and Hryhorovka of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen, an armored fighting vehicle, four pickup trucks, a D-30 howitzer and a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery unit were destroyed in this direction during the day.
In the Donetsk direction as a result of active actions of the units supported by the artillery of the "Southern" group of troops during the day more than 220 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, three armored combat vehicles, seven vehicles, as well as a D-30 howitzer were destroyed.
In the South Donetsk and Zaporizhia directions, artillery fire of the Vostok Group of Forces hit AFU units in the areas of Ugledar, Prechistovka and Zolotaya Niva settlements of the Donetsk People's Republic.
Also in the areas of Novomikhailovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, Levadnoye and Marfopol of the Zaporizhzhya region, the actions of three sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed. During the day more than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored fighting vehicles, four vehicles and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed in these directions.
In the Kherson direction in the course of the counterbattery fight the self-propelled artillery unit "Gvozdika" was destroyed.
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 81 artillery units of the AFU at firing positions, manpower and equipment in 157 areas.
The command posts of the 111th Brigade of Territorial Defense and the 25th Airborne Brigade of the AFU were hit in the areas of Krasny Liman and Drobyshevo of the Donetsk People's Republic. An ammunition depot of the AFU group located on the territory of the Ukrenergochermet enterprise was destroyed near Zaporizhzhia city.
Two Mi-8 helicopters of the Ukrainian Air Force were shot down by anti-aircraft defense forces in the areas of Temirivka (Zaporizhzhia region) and Dvurechnaya (Kharkiv region).
In addition, seven HIMARS and Uragan MBRLS rockets were intercepted during the day, and a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle was destroyed near the village of Chervonyi Mayak, Kherson region.