Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 10 July

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.

High-precision ground-based weapons struck temporary deployment point of AFU artillery unit and ammunition depot on the territory of Ceramic Factory in Slavyansk. Up to 100 personnel, more than 1,000 artillery shells for US-made M777 howitzers and about 700 rockets for Grad MLRS were destroyed.

In addition, Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 3 command posts near Soledar, Min’kovka and Bakhmut in Donetsk People’s Republic, 16 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, including Kraken nationalist formation near Kharkov.

To replenish the large losses in personnel, the Ukrainian military command has increased the sending of untrained reservists to the front, who are being forcibly recruited in Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Poltava regions.

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery destroyed 17 command posts, 4 platoons of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, and 2 hangars near Kostantinovka with US-made M777 howitzers, which were used to shell residential areas of Donetsk.

42 areas of artillery units in firing positions, as well as 143 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration have been neutralized.

As part of counter-battery fighting, 1 platoon of Uragan multiple-launch rocket systems near Konstantinovka, 1 platoon of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems near Dzerzhinsk and 2 artillery platoons of Giatsint-B 152-mm howitzers at firing positions near Novgorodskaya in Donetsk People’s Republic have been neutralized.

Russian Aerospace Forces’ Su-35s fighters have shot down in the air 2 Su-25 assault aircraft of the Ukrainian air force near Barvenkovo, Kharkov Region, and Troitskoye, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 1 MiG-29 near Krasnopolie, Donetsk People’s Republic.

Russian air defence means intercepted 3 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Melitopol in Zaporozhye Region and Ternovoye and Veseloye in Kharkov Region, 3 Tochka-U ballistic missiles, 20 rockets for Uragan MLRS near Chernobaevka in Kherson Region and 5 rockets for Smerch MLRS near Brazhkovka in Kharkov Region.

In total, 242 Ukrainian airplanes and 137 helicopters, 1,506 unmanned aerial vehicles, 353 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,995 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 741 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,127 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,128 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.






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