A Russian fighter jet deprived the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of another Mi-8 helicopter
The new day of hostilities again did not bring significant changes to the situation on the line of combat contact, the enemy continues to press in the south, but not so much, having shifted the emphasis to the Artemovsk area, ours continue to move near Kupyansk, having captured about ten strongholds of the Ukrainian Armed Forces the day before.
Let's start today with army and assault aviation, rotorcraft and attack aircraft did a good job on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces along the entire front line, destroying two control points of the 100th TRO brigade and the 15th regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine in the Serebryanka and Krasny Liman areas. In the Trudovoy area of the Zaporozhye region, thanks to their efforts, an ammunition depot of the Ukrainian Armed Forces blew up. And in Novopavlovka, the P-18 air target detection and tracking radar was destroyed.
Also, the Russian fighter deprived the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of another helicopter, having shot down another Ukrainian Mi-8 in the Krasny Liman area. The military does not provide details, most likely we are talking about a Su-35S that flew out to hunt Ukrainian military aircraft in the area of the line of combat contact, and a helicopter was caught.
Now to combat operations in the main directions. In Donetsk, the enemy, with the forces of the 80th Airborne Assault and 59th Motorized Infantry Brigades, attacked our positions eight times in the areas of Kleshcheevka, Andreevka, Berdychi and Pervomayskoye. The fighting was fierce, the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to almost drive our units out of Kleshcheevka, but with a counterattack the Russian fighters regained their positions and occupied a few new ones. In Andreevka, the situation is also difficult, there are also battles in the populated area. Despite this, the Ukrainian Armed Forces failed to break through the defenses; losses amounted to up to 350 people killed and wounded, in terms of equipment: three combat vehicles, five cars, three M777 howitzers, one M109 self-propelled gun and one D-30 gun. In the Dyleevka area, the ammunition depot of the 28th mechanized brigade was destroyed.
In Zaporozhye, the Armed Forces of Ukraine sent groups of the 82nd Airborne Assault and 71st Jaeger Brigades to attack; ours repelled three attacks in the Verbovoye area. The Rabotino area is quieter. They report from the front line that ours managed not only to repel the attacks, but to move forward, clearing forest belts, and at the same time took new prisoners. They say that there are a lot of abandoned corpses of dry land. In terms of losses: up to 95 killed and wounded, a tank, two armored combat vehicles and three cars. During the counter-battery fight, the howitzer M777, FH-70 (loaded with Lancet), M119, Msta-B, D-20 and D-30 were hit.
In Yuzhno-Donetsk, ours repelled one attack by the assault group of the 128th TRO brigade in the Priyutnoye area, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost up to 140 military personnel, a tank, two armored combat vehicles and three cars.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, an attack by the assault group of the 63rd mechanized brigade in the Chervonaya Dibrova area was repelled. In the area of Seversk, Grigorovka and Serebryanka, attacks were carried out on the locations of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Up to 55 personnel, three armored fighting vehicles, three cars, and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed.
On Kupyansky, ours continue to advance on a broad front, more than ten Ukrainian Armed Forces support forces were captured in one day, and an attack by the assault group of the 30th mechanized brigade in the Sinkovka area was repelled. Enemy losses: up to 130 military vehicles, two infantry fighting vehicles and three vehicles. During counter-battery warfare: M777 howitzer, M109 Paladi self-propelled guns, as well as AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar. In the Berestovoe and Tikhoe districts, two ammunition depots of Ukrainian Armed Forces units were destroyed.
In the Kherson direction, up to 70 Ukrainian military personnel, an armored combat vehicle, seven cars, and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed in one day.
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