Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation (21 September 2023)
Last night, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out a group strike with long-range airborne precision weapons and strike drones against military industrial facilities, as well as centres for radio-technical reconnaissance and the training of sabotage groups of the AFU. The goal of the strike has been achieved. All the targets have been engaged.
In Zaporozhye direction, 2 attacks of AFU 71st Jaeger and 47th Mechanised brigades near Novopokrovka and Rabotino (Zaporozhye) were repelled by actions of the Russian Group of Forces units, air strikes and artillery fire.
Also, a cluster of manpower of the 46th Airmobile Brigade of the AFU near the locality of Verbovoye (Zaporozhye) was hit by fire.
Up to 50 servicemen, 2 AFVs, including Bradley IFV, and 3 motor vehicles were eliminated.
Also, 2 U.S.-made M777 artillery systems, 3 D-30 howitzers, and 1 U.S.-made M119 gun were hit during counter-battery warfare.
In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, repelled 5 attacks by AFU near Orekhovo-Vasilyevka Kurdyumovka, Klescheevka, Veseloye, and Khimik (DPR).
Up to 300 servicemen killed and wounded, 2 AFVs, 5 motor vehicles, 1 Olkha MLRS, as well as 1 Polish-manufactured Krab self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.
In Kupyansk direction, the Zapad Group of Forces units supported by aviation and artillery inflicted fire damage on the enemy near Sinkovka (Kharkov) and Novosyolovskoye (LPR).
The enemy's losses were up to 20 servicemen, 2 motor vehicles, and 1 U.S.-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery system.
In Krasny Liman direction, coordinated actions of the Tsentr Group of Forces, as well as helicopters strikes and artillery fire repelled 3 attacks launched by AFU assault groups near Chervonaya Dibrova and Shipilovka (LPR).
In addition, strikes were delivered at clusters of enemy manpower and hardware near Grigorovka, Torskoye (DPR) and Serebryansky forestry.
The AFU losses amounted to more than 75 servicemen, 2 AFVs, 2 pickup trucks, as well as one D-30 howitzer.
In South Donetsk direction, the Vostok Group of Forces, supported by helicopters and artillery inflicted fire damage on AFU units near Prechistovka (DPR) and repelled one enemy attack close to Priyutnoye (Zaporozhye).
Up to 110 servicemen, 1 AFV, 4 motor vehicles, 1 Uragan MLRS, as well as 1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system have been eliminated.
In Kherson direction, over 45 servicemen, three motor vehicles, and 1 U.S.-made M777 howitzer have been neutralised.
1 SRG of the AFU 126th Territorial Defence Brigade has been obliterated close to Pereyaslavsky Island.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Groups of Forces have engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 102 areas during the day.
1 U.S.-made AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery radar station was destroyed near Kalinovo (DPR).
Air defence systems have intercepted 5 Storm Shadow cruise missiles, 4 HIMARS MLRS projectiles, and 1 HARM anti-radiation missile.
75 UAVs were obliterated in the areas of Mirnoye, Tokmak, Chervonogorka, Pologi (Zaporozhye), Volnovakha, Artyomovsk, Zolotarevka (DPR), Golikovo, Lisichansk (LPR), Olshana (Kharkov), as well as Novaya Sburyevka, Sagi, Geroyskoye (Kherson).
Russian Defence Ministry
5:55 PM · Sep 21, 2023