Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 24 August

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

As a result of Allied Forces offensive, 68th Jager Infantry, 66th Mechanized and 56th Motorized Infantry Brigades of AFU operating in Donetsk direction lost over 600 servicemen. In addition, some 160 servicemen of 66th Mechanized Brigade refused to take part in further combat operations. Command of AFU’s Donetsk tactical group decided to withdraw these formations from their positions to the rear areas due to their loss of combat effectiveness.

Russian Aerospace Force’s operational-tactical aviation strikes has destroyed more than 50 per cent of the personnel of 20th Battalion of 93rd Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Artemovsk. Due to high losses, battalion’s soldiers voluntarily abandoned their positions and fled to an unknown destination.

18th Battalion of 35th Marine Brigade of AFU has been defeated near Lozovoye, Kherson Region, while attempting to stealthily cross the Ingulets River. More than 80 nationalists and 6 vehicles have been destroyed.

High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit temporary deployment point of 72nd Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Konstantinovka, Donetsk People’s Republic. More than 80 nationalists and 8 vehicles have been destroyed.

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery strikes continue against military facilities in Ukraine.

7 command posts have been hit, including those of 66th Mechanized Brigade near Novomikhailovka, 15th Rocket Artillery Regiment near Kurdyumovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, 102nd Territorial Defence Brigade near Gulyaipole in Zaporozhye Region, and 47 artillery units in firing positions, as well as 212 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.

5 ammunition depots near Il’inka, Krasnaya Gora in Donetsk People’s Republic, Novoalexandrovka in Zaporozhye Region, Shirokoye in Dnepropetrovsk Region, Snigirevka in Nikolaev Region, and combined logistics support facility of AFU near Orekhov in Zaporozhye Region.

As part of counter-battery warfare, 1 Uragan multiple-launch rocket battery near Dzerzhinsk in Donetsk People’s Republic and 1 Smerch MLRS platoon near Rogan’ in Kharkov Region have been hit.

In addition, 4 platoons of Grad multiple-launch rocket systems near Seversk, Artemovsk, Orlovka in Donetsk People’s Republic and Barmashovo in Nikolaev Region, as well as 3 platoons of D-30 howitzers at firing positions near Soledar, Opytnoye and Antonovka in Donetsk People’s Republic have been suppressed.

Russian air defence means have shot down 7 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Chernyanka, Belaya Krinitsa in Kherson Region, Nikol’skoye, Volnovakha and Trudovoye in Donetsk People’s Republic.

Also, 2 shells of Ukrainian multiple rocket launchers have been intercepted near Kamenka in Kharkov Region.

In total, 268 Ukrainian airplanes and 148 helicopters, 1,803 unmanned aerial vehicles, 369 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,382 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 819 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,339 field artillery and mortars, as well as 5,034 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.





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