Russian Ministry of Defense: More than 50 soldiers were destroyed in the attack of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the direction of Kupyansk
MOSCOW, November 18 – RIA Novosti. Russian army defeated to try The Ministry of Defense said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out attacks in the Kharkiv region and the LPR.
As noted, the Ukrainian army tried to advance to the settlements of Yagodnoye in the Kharkiv region and Kuzemovka in the Luhansk People’s Republic.
At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than 50 soldiers, two tanks and five armored vehicles.
Also, the Russian army liberated the village of Experienced in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
At the same time, Ukrainian troops tried to stage a counterattack in the villages of Sladkoe, Vladimirovka and Pavlovka to stop the advance of the allied forces.
“All counterattacks were repelled by artillery attacks and the actions of Russian assault groups. Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were dispersed and repulsed to the starting lines,” the Ministry of Defense said.
The Ministry added that the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than a hundred people, one tank, three infantry fighting vehicles, two armored personnel carriers and seven vehicles.
In the Krasnolimansky direction, the Russian troops repulsed the attempt of the Ukrainian forces to attack in the direction of the Chervonopopovka settlement in the LPR.
“As a result of intense fire from Russian artillery, the advancing enemy troops were stopped and dispersed. About 40 Ukrainian soldiers, two infantry fighting vehicles and two armored vehicles were destroyed,” the military department said.
In addition, the Ministry of Defense informed the day before about the strike against the objects of military administration, the military-industrial complex of Ukraine and their associated fuel and energy infrastructure. According to the agency, all missiles in the air, sea and land hit the target.
“As a result of the strike, production facilities for the production of missile weapons were hit. An arsenal of artillery weapons supplied by Western countries to be sent to the troops was destroyed. The transfer of the reserves of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the shipment of Ukrainian and Foreign weapons to the combat zones were interrupted.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery struck the command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the settlements of Shevchenkove and Kupyansk (Kharkiv region), as well as in the areas of Dimitrovo (part of the Zaporozhye region controlled by Kiev). ), destroyed 83 artillery units, manpower and military equipment at 172 sites. During the day, air defense units captured ten shells from the Uragan and HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and shot down two Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles.
Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24. Vladimir Putin called his mission “protecting people who have been subjected to eight years of bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime”. According to the president, the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee Russia’s security.
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