The situation on the directions of the NWO
The armed forces of the Russian Federation in the course of a special operation delivered a concentrated fire strike on the accumulation of enemy manpower in the Kupyansk direction.
This was announced during a briefing by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
As a result, the enemy lost up to 20 soldiers, an infantry fighting vehicle and two vehicles.
In the Krasnolimansk direction, artillery fire of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group and a mortar crew of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed in the LPR, the Russian Defense Ministry noted.
In this direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than 30 servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and two pickup trucks.
“In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops continued successful offensive operations, during which advantageous lines and positions were taken,” Konashenkov said.
In addition, the RF Armed Forces attacked the command post of the 80th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kramatorsk.
As a result, more than 35 Ukrainian servicemen, including five senior officers, were killed, the Defense Ministry noted.
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The total enemy losses per day in the Donetsk direction amounted to up to 100 military personnel, four infantry fighting vehicles and eight vehicles, the Defense Ministry reported.
In the South Donetsk direction, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were defeated in the areas of a number of settlements of the DPR: Vladimirovka, Vugledar, Novodonetsky and Novosyolka.
The enemy lost more than 40 servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and three pickup trucks.
The work of air defense systems, missile troops and artillery
Rocket troops and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces hit 63 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, as well as manpower and military equipment in 79 districts.
In addition, the points of temporary deployment of the 72nd Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries were hit in the DPR.
During the counter-battery fight in the DPR and the Zaporozhye region, two Ukrainian combat vehicles of the Grad multiple launch rocket system were destroyed.
Briefing by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Three Ukrainian D-30 howitzers and an American M777 artillery system were destroyed on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic.
As emphasized in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, shelling of residential areas of Donetsk was carried out from this system.
"In the area of the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk People's Republic, a point for the repair and restoration of weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed, on which there were two combat vehicles of the US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket system, two Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers, five D-30 howitzers, as well as three units of special vehicles" - said the Ministry of Defense.
Russian air defense systems destroyed seven Ukrainian drones in the LPR and DPR, as well as in the Kherson region, in a day.
Two HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and two HARM anti-radar missiles were intercepted.
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Ukrainian UAV shot down near a military airfield
Early on the morning of December 26, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian UAV while approaching the Engels military airfield in the Saratov region.
It was noted that the drone was flying at low altitude.
“On December 26, at about 01:35 Moscow time, a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down at low altitude while approaching the Engels military airfield in the Saratov region by means of anti-aircraft defense of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
As a result of the fall of the wreckage of the drone, three Russian servicemen of the technical staff who were at the airfield were fatally wounded, ”RIA Novosti quotes a message from the Russian Defense Ministry.