The Russian Ministry of Defense published a summary of the progress of the SVO over the past week. In particular, during this period, 12 group strikes were carried out with high-precision weapons on repair facilities for aircraft and armored vehicles, storage sites for ammunition and foreign-made weapons, reconnaissance and training centers for Ukrainian saboteurs, as well as accommodation points for foreign mercenaries. It is reported that as a result, significant damage was caused to the logistics system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, part of the stocks of cruise missiles and depleted uranium shells, launchers of multiple launch rocket systems and anti-aircraft missile systems that the West transferred to Ukraine were destroyed.
Over the past week, the Russian military carried out 12 group strikes with high-precision long-range land- and air-based weapons, as well as drones, against the enemy’s Ukrainian Armed Forces facilities and critical infrastructure. Such figures are given in the report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the SVO for the period from September 17 to September 23, 2023.
It is reported that the targets of the strikes were repair facilities for aircraft and armored vehicles, oil refining points, storage sites for ammunition, precision weapons and foreign-made weapons, intelligence and training centers for Ukrainian saboteurs, as well as placement points for foreign mercenaries.
“As a result of the strikes, significant damage was caused to the logistics support system of the Ukrainian Armed Forces forces operating in the Kherson and Zaporozhye directions, the capabilities of the enemy’s repair and restoration bodies were reduced, part of the stocks of cruise missiles and depleted uranium shells, launchers of MLRS and anti-aircraft missile systems were destroyed, transferred by the West to Ukraine,” the Ministry of Defense said.
In particular, in the Donetsk direction of the Northern Military District, units of the Southern Group of Forces, thanks to competent actions, over the course of a week repelled 28 attacks by assault groups of the 53rd and 110th mechanized, 79th air assault and 3rd assault brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of the settlements of Kleshcheevka and Avdeevka and Marinka (DPR).
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“As a result of air strikes, missile forces and artillery, enemy losses amounted to more than 1,455 Ukrainian military personnel killed and wounded, 16 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 25 vehicles, 15 field artillery guns and three MLRS combat vehicles. In addition, three ammunition depots and two military echelons of the 37th Marine Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at loading stations were destroyed,” the Ministry of Defense said in a report.
In the South Donetsk direction, Russian units repelled five enemy attacks over the course of a week and continued to strike concentrations of manpower and equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to the Ministry of Defense, Ukrainian losses in this sector amounted to over 950 people killed and wounded, 14 armored combat vehicles (AFVs), 32 vehicles and five field artillery pieces. In addition, two ammunition depots were destroyed.
“As a result of significant losses and a low level of moral and psychological state, the Kiev regime is withdrawing units of the 38th Marine Brigade and the 110th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces to rear areas to restore combat capability,” the press service of the Ministry of Defense stated.
In the Zaporozhye direction, units of Russian troops repulsed eight attacks by combined assault groups of the 71st Jaeger, 47th Mechanized and 46th Airmobile Brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of the village. Rabotino and Verbovoe villages. During the battles, more than 515 Ukrainian military personnel, 24 armored fighting vehicles and 19 vehicles were destroyed, and as part of the counter-battery fight, 35 enemy field artillery guns were hit.
In the Kupyansky direction, Russian units continued to defeat the manpower and equipment of the 14th, 30th and 32nd mechanized, 25th airborne brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of the village. Sinkovka, Ivanovka and Berestovoe settlements (Kharkiv region). Here, in a week, according to the Ministry of Defense, more than 215 Ukrainian military personnel, six armored fighting vehicles, 18 vehicles, 24 field artillery pieces, as well as a US-made M1097 Avenger air defense system were destroyed.
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In the Krasnolimansky direction, units of the Center group of forces, with the support of aviation, artillery and heavy flamethrower systems, repelled 15 attacks by formations of the 63rd, 67th mechanized brigades and the 12th special forces brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of the village. Yampolovka village, Torskoye (DPR), Chervonaya Dibrova (LPR) and Serebryansky forestry.
Enemy losses in this sector amounted to up to 435 killed and wounded, 15 armored combat vehicles, 16 vehicles and eight guns.
According to the Ministry of Defense, in the Kherson direction the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to seize bridgeheads on the islands and the left bank of the Dnieper River. During the fighting, up to 445 Ukrainian military personnel, nine armored fighting vehicles, 35 vehicles and 11 field artillery pieces were destroyed. In addition, the activities of eight sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed.
Also during the week, the enemy tried to strike targets on the Crimean Peninsula. While repelling the attacks, Russian air defense systems destroyed five cruise missiles, the Neptune anti-ship missile and 37 attack UAVs.
“In air battles, Russian Aerospace Forces fighters and air defense systems destroyed Su-24M, MiG-29 aircraft and two Su-25 attack aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force within a week… In addition, Russian strike unmanned aerial vehicles hit a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter on Dolgintsevo airfield,” says the Ministry of Defense report.
Four radar stations for detecting low-altitude air targets (two ST-68, P-18 and PRV-16) were also destroyed.
“Within a week, air defense and electronic warfare systems destroyed and suppressed 257 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, and also intercepted 46 HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, nine Storm Shadow cruise missiles, two JDAM aerial bombs and three HARM anti-radar missiles,” the press reported. service of the Ministry of Defense.