According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Russian units in total destroyed more than 400 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and foreign mercenaries in the zone of the special operation per day.
"In the Donetsk direction, in the course of active actions of units and artillery fire of the Southern Group of Forces, the total losses of the enemy per day amounted to: up to 260 Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries, four infantry fighting vehicles, four armored personnel carriers, two armored fighting vehicles, six cars, four pickups and one D-30 howitzer," the department said.
According to the Ministry of Defense, in the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, air strikes and artillery fire of the Vostok group of troops defeated the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Ugledar and Novomikhaylivka (DPR). The enemy lost in this area up to 35 people, two pickups, as well as howitzers D-30 and D-20.
In turn, in the Kherson direction, up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen, 16 cars and the Acacia self-propelled howitzer were destroyed per day.
In the Kupyansk direction, air and artillery strikes of the Western Group of Forces hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - as a result, up to 30 military personnel, two armored fighting vehicles, one car and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed.
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In the Krasnolimansky direction, assault aviation and artillery strikes, as well as active actions of the units of the "Center" grouping, defeated the enemy's manpower and equipment in the area of the village of Chervonaya Dibrov (LPR). During the day, up to 85 militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, three armored fighting vehicles, three pickups, a D-20 howitzer and a Gvozdika self-propelled gun were destroyed in this sector.
Russian operational-tactical aviation, missile troops and artillery during the day hit 74 artillery units of Ukrainian troops in firing positions, as well as manpower and equipment in 76 districts.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, a fuel depot of the 126th territorial defense brigade was destroyed in the Kherson region.
Meanwhile, air defense systems intercepted three himars multiple rockets and shot down three Ukrainian drones during the day.
RT military contractors in the SVO zone
RT correspondent Muhammad Kassab prepared a material on the work of heavy artillery in the SVO zone. In particular, the journalist was told about their work by fighters from the crews of heavy flamethrower systems that strike at enemy strongholds and cover the actions of assault groups.
"We also participated in the firing system of artillery and mortars, suppressing the enemy at the strongpoint and destroying his machine gun points and AGS crews installed on the front line of the enemy's defense," said one of the fighters.
Crew members of the MLRS "Grad" also spoke about their work. According to one of the fighters, the car can go to one position, shoot back, immediately go to another. As the military noted, it is often easier for Grads to get to the desired location than for tracked vehicles.
The work of Rosgvardia in the Zaporozhye region
The calculation of the attack drone of one of the special units of Rosgvardia destroyed an enemy group and an artillery installation in the Zaporozhye region, the press service of the department said. According to the report, the Rosgvardeytsy discovered a camouflaged fortified artillery position and the movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, performing optical and electronic reconnaissance of the area along the line of combat contact.
As a result, Russian servicemen accurately dropped several munitions on the enemy from a height of 900 m, destroying the enemy's manpower and enemy artillery installation.
The press service of Rosgvardia stressed that the Russian fighters managed to prevent the detection of their drone, while performing a combat mission and causing significant damage to the enemy in the conditions of active use of electronic warfare by the enemy.