Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of a special military operation (02.04.2023)
In the Kupyansk direction, army air strikes and artillery fire of the Western Group of Forces defeated Ukrainian armed forces units in the areas of Sinkovka, Olshany and Krakhmalnoye in Kharkiv Oblast.
Up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, three armored fighting vehicles, two vehicles, as well as a D-30 howitzer were destroyed during the day. In addition, the actions of six Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed in the areas of Stelmakhivka of the Luhansk People's Republic, Dvurechnaya, Pershotravneve, and Sinkovka of the Kharkiv region.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, strikes by assault and army aviation, artillery fire, heavy flamethrower systems and active actions of units of the Center troop group struck enemy units in the areas of Yampolovka, Hryhorovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, Makiivka and Chervona Dibrova of the Luhansk People's Republic.
The enemy's losses amounted to up to 100 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, four pickup trucks, an Acacia self-propelled howitzer, and one D-30 howitzer.
In the Donetsk direction as a result of active actions of units of the "Southern" group of troops, strikes of operational-tactical aviation and artillery fire, over 210 Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries, three Turkish-made Kirpi armored personnel carriers, three armored combat vehicles, four vehicles, three pickups, as well as one Msta-B howitzer were destroyed during the day.
On the South Donetsk and Zaporizhzhya directions, air strikes and artillery fire of the Vostok Group of Forces hit AFU units near the settlements of Shevchenko in the Donetsk People's Republic, Levadnoye and Orekhov in the Zaporizhzhya region.
In addition, two sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Ukrainian armed forces were destroyed near Nikolskoye, Donetsk People's Republic, and Vyshneve, Zaporizhzhia region.
More than 40 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored vehicles, three pickup trucks, a D-30 howitzer and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed in these areas over the past 24 hours.
Also, a US-made AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station was destroyed near the village of Uspenovka, Zaporozhye region.
In the Kherson direction, up to 15 Ukrainian servicemen, seven vehicles and one Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer were destroyed in the course of firing.
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 struck 92 artillery units of the AFU at firing positions, manpower and equipment in 103 areas.
A warehouse of artillery ammunition of the AFU was destroyed near the settlement of Stelmakhovka in the Luhansk People's Republic.
The command post and communications center of the 58th AFU motorized infantry brigade were hit near Krasny Liman in Donetsk People's Republic.
The command and observation posts of battalions of the 109th Territorial Defense Brigade and the 25th Airborne Brigade of the AFU were hit near Petrovske and Terny settlements of the Donetsk People's Republic.
The anti-aircraft defense forces destroyed 11 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of Vladimirovka, Kirillovka, Verhnetoretske of the Donetsk People's Republic, Novokrasnyanka, Varvarovka, Kreminna of the Luhansk People's Republic and Novaya Kakhovka of the Kherson Region, Velyki Vyselki of the Kharkiv Region.
In total, since the beginning of the special military operation destroyed (losses over previous 24hrs(+?)):
405 aircraft, (Daily avg 1.1)
228 helicopters, (Daily avg 0.6)
3,641(+11) unmanned aerial vehicles, (Daily avg 8.9)
415 surface-to-air missile systems, (Daily avg 1.1)
8,510(+13) tanks and other armored combat vehicles, (Daily avg 21.
1,077 multiple rocket launchers, (Daily avg 2.
4,485(+7) field artillery and mortars, (Daily avg 11.4) and
9,270(+23) special military vehicles. (Daily avg 23.3)