Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (17 July 2023)
The AFU continued unsuccessful attempts at offensive actions in Donetsk and Krasny Liman directions.
In Donetsk direction, as a result of actions by units of the Yug Group of Forces, 13 enemy attacks have been successfully repelled close to Berestovoye, Belogorovka, Kurdyumovka, Pervomaiskoye and Maryinka DPR.
Ammunition depots of the Liman Operational-Tactical Group, the 53rd Mechanised Brigade and the 25th Airborne Brigade of the AFU have been destroyed close to Novoyegorovka LPR, Kramatorsk and Vodyanoye DPR.
The enemy losses were up to 320 servicemen, 2 AFVs, 3 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system, 1 Msta-B howitzer, 2 Rapira anti-tank guns, and 1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar station.
In Krasny Liman direction, units of the Tsentr Group of Forces launched attacks on AFU units near Chervonopopovka LPR, Terny, Yampolovka and Grigorovka DPR.
2 enemy attacks have been repelled close to Chervonaya Dibrova and Karmazinovka LPR.
The activities of 2 SRG have been disrupted close to Novomikhailovka DPR and Chervonaya Dibrova LPR.
The enemy losses were up to 60 servicemen, 2 AFVs, 4 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M777 artillery system, and 1 D-30 howitzer.
In South Donetsk direction, as a result of actions by the Vostok Group of Forces, AFU manpower and hardware have been defeated close to Urozhaynoye and Levadnoye (Zaporozhye region).
In Zaporozhye direction, as a result of coordinated actions by Russian troops, enemy manpower and hardware concentration areas have been hit close to Marfopol, Novosyolovka, Shcherbaki and Pyatikhatki (Zaporozhye region).
In addition, the actions of 1 SRG have been disrupted close to Charivnoye (Zaporozhye region).
The enemy losses were up to 240 servicemen, 2 AFVs, 2 motor vehicles, 1 U.S.-manufactured M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system, 3 Msta-B howitzers, 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system, and 1 D-30 howitzer.
1 ammunition depot of the AFU 33th Mechanised Brigade has been destroyed near Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region).
In Kupyansk direction, as a result of action by units of the Zapad Group of Forces, AFU units have been hit close to Novosyolovskoye and Stelmakhovka LPR, Sinkovka and Ivanovka (Kharkov region).
The enemy losses were up to 35 servicemen, 4 AFVs, 2 motor vehicles, 1 D-20 howitzer, and 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system.
In Kherson direction, the enemy losses were up to 40 servicemen, 8 motor vehicles, 1 Verba multiple-launch rocket system and 1 Akatsiya self-propelled artillery system.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have neutralised 73 AFU artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 68 areas.
1 fuel depot for the military hardware of the Liman Operational-Tactical Group has been destroyed near Kramatorsk (Donetsk People's Republic).
Air defence facilities have intercepted 3 Storm Shadow cruise missiles and 3 HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system projectiles.
In addition, 19 UAVs have been destroyed close to Zaliman, Ploshchanka, Shipilovka LPT, Vodyanoye, Nikolskoye DPR, Removka, Lyubimovka (Zaporozhye region) and Korsunka (Kherson region).