Two units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces unsuccessfully attempted to launch an offensive near the Pravdino settlement in the Kherson Region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov told our reporters on Saturday.
“Two units of the enemy’s 28th Mechanized Brigade, supported by nine tanks and 16 armored vehicles, unsuccessfully attempted to launch an offensive operation near the Pravdino settlement in the Kherson Region,” he said.
According to him, the Russian army “killed over 120 Ukrainian troops, destroyed seven tanks and 13 infantry fighting vehicles in a few hours.”.
Russian air defenses downed eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles and intercepted 25 Olkha and HIMARS rockets in the past 24 hours, Konashenkov said.
According to the Defense Ministry a total of 293 aircraft, 155 helicopters, 1,973 drones, 375 air defense missile systems, 4,998 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 837 multiple rocket launchers, 3,393 field artillery systems and mortars, as well as 5,640 military motor vehicles have been destroyed since the start of Russia’s special military operation.
The drones were downed near the Pokrovskoye, Berestovoye and Kodema settlements in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Pologi settlement in the Zaporozhye Region, the Novovoskresenskoye and Chkalovo settlements in the Kherson Region and the Komsomolskoye settlement in the Nikolayev Region. In addition, 25 Olkha and HIMARS rockets were intercepted near Novaya Kakhovka and Kherson.
230 Ukrainian troops in DPR
Russian strikes on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Donetsk People’s Republic killed over 230 Ukrainian troops, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman told.
“Concentrated fire strikes on the combat positions of the 58th and 93rd Motorized Infantry Brigades near Druzhkovka and Artyomovsk and the positions of the 53rd Mechanized Brigade near Zaitsevo in the Donetsk People’s Republic killed over 230 Ukrainian troops, destroyed ten tanks and 23 combat armored vehicles,” he specified.
Disaster in Zaporozhye
The Ukrainian Armed Forces shelled a suburban settlement and an electric substation near the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant in an attempt to create a man-made disaster, Lieutenant General told.
“The Kiev regime resumed provocations to create the threat of a man-made disaster at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant. Two artillery attacks on the Volna suburban settlement and a thermal electric substation located in close proximity to the nuclear facility were recorded in the past 24 hours,” he said at a briefing.
According to Konashenov, a total of 15 artillery shells were fired from the Nikopol area in the Dnepropetrovsk Region. “The Ukrainian Armed Forces’ artillery units were suppressed by return fire. Radiation levels at the Zaporozhye NPP remain normal,” the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman added.
Five tanks in 24 hours
Over 140 troops from two Ukrainian brigades were killed or wounded in strikes carried out by the Russian aerospace, missile and artillery forces in the past 24 hours, Konashenkov said.
“The Russian Aerospace Forces, missile and artillery forces conducted large-scale strikes on the positions of Ukrainian troops and reserves. Over 140 Ukrainian troops from the 46th Airborne Brigade stationed near Bereznegovatoye and Belikoye Artakovo in the Nikolayev Region and the 24th Mechanized Brigade positioned near Bezymennoye in the Kherson Region were killed or wounded in high-precision strikes, while five tanks and 14 other pieces military equipment were destroyed,” he specified.
Members of Kraken unit
Over 50 militants from Ukraine’s Kraken nationalist regiment and two brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed in the Russian Aerospace Forces’ strikes in the Kharkov Region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman said.
“High-precision strikes carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the temporary bases of the Kraken nationalist unit, the 92nd Mechanized Brigade and the 81st Airborne Brigade near Dvurechnoye, Shevchenkovo and Kupyansk in the Kharkov Region killed over 50 nationalists and destroyed ten pieces of special military equipment and motor vehicles,” he pointed out.
Ukrainian command posts
Russian aircraft, missile and artillery forces hit five command posts of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the past 24 hours, Lieutenant General said.
“Strikes carried out by tactical and army aircraft, missile and artillery forces hit five command posts of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Piskunovka, Seversk, Novoukrainka and Artyomovsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic, and near Kamyshevakha in the Zaporozhye Region. In addition, 53 artillery units, troops and military equipment were targeted in 117 areas,” he noted.
According to Konashenkov, four missile and artillery arms and ammunition depots were wiped out near the Zolochev settlement in the Kharkov Region, Kirovo in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Omelnik and Veselyanka in the Zaporozhye Region.