The Ministry of Defense announced that the artillery division of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was destroyed by bombing the Belgorod region.
MOSCOW, October 20 – RIA Novosti. The Russian army destroyed four American howitzers, from which Ukrainian militants set fire to the Belgorod region. declaration at the Ministry of Defense.
“Four US-made M777 artillery systems and more than ten Ukrainian soldiers were destroyed,” the report says.
The military department noted that the attack was carried out on the positions of the artillery battalion of the 40th artillery brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, near the city of Volchansk and the village of Gatishche in the Kharkiv region.
The Belgorod region is constantly bombarded from Ukraine, since April 11, a yellow threat of terrorism has been operating on its territory.
In addition, they said in the Ministry of Defense that the Russian Aerospace Forces attacked the “Motor Sich” defense establishment in Zaporozhye. There, a workshop for assembling engines for aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was destroyed. And in the Kramatorsk region, Russian missiles struck two installations of the American MLRS HIMARS.
The military department also noted that the last day Ukrainian troops tried to attack different parts of the front. Thus, in the Krasnolimansk direction, as a result of preemptive fire on the advancing columns of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russian artillery blocked the enemy’s attempts to advance in the direction of Makeevka, Chervonopopovka and Kremennaya. Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were stopped and repulsed in the area of the village of Kolomychikha. In just one day, the Ukrainian army lost more than 30 soldiers and mercenaries, three armored combat vehicles and five pickup trucks in the Krasnolimansky direction.
In the South-Donetsk direction, Ukrainian militants tried to counterattack in the region of Slavny, Pavlovka, Rivnopol and Vremivka. Their losses there amounted to 50 people, two MT-LBs, two armored vehicles and three pickup trucks.
The Ministry of Defense added that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not take active actions in the Kupyansk direction. Artillery attacked enemy troops, killing more than 20 Ukrainian soldiers, an armored personnel carrier and two pickup trucks.
Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery struck the command post of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region in one day 62 artillery units, manpower and equipment in 153 districts. Air defense units shot down six drones and two Alder MLRS shells.
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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