Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 25 October

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

In the Kupyansk direction, an enemy battalion tactical group attacked the positions of the Russian forces on a narrow front towards Kuzemovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been neutralised by Russian artillery fire that drove the enemy back to initial positions.

Over 30 Ukrainian personnel, one tank, three armoured fighting vehicles, and two pickups have been eliminated.

In the Krasny Liman direction, Russian forces have eliminated over 120 Ukrainian personnel, three tanks, two infantry fighting vehicles, one armoured personnel carrier, three pickups and one motor vehicle.

In the Nikolayev–Krivoy Rog direction, two enemy company tactical groups unsuccessfully attacked the positions of the Russian forces towards Ishchenka and Bruskinskoye (Kherson region).

All the attacks have been repelled.

Up to 130 Ukrainian personnel, 3 tanks, 9 armoured fighting vehicles and 11 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 4 AFU command posts near Novoye, Dvurechnaya (Kharkov region), Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Olenovka (Nikolayev region).

The list of the neutralised targets also includes: a heliport near Aleksandrovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), 68 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 182 areas.

2 AFU armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Ugledar (Donetsk People’s Republic) and Zelyony Gai (Nikolayev region).

Operational-tactical aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 MiG-29 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Kaluga (Nikolayev region).

Air defence facilities have destroyed 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Oborotnovka, Kalinovka, Vladimirovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), Kolodeznoye (Kharkov region), Sadok, Aleksandrovka, Krinichanka, Kucherskoye (Kherson region) and Energodar (Zaporozhye region).

Moreover, 7 projectiles launched by HIMARS and Smerch MLRS have been shot down near Klapaya, Otradokamenka, Vesyoloye (Kherson region), Kolomyichikha (Lugansk People’s Republic), as well as three U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radar missiles near Petrovka (Lugansk People’s Republic) and Antonovka (Kherson region).

In total, 326 airplanes and 162 helicopters, 2,339 unmanned aerial vehicles, 383 air defence missile systems, 6,046 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 874 fighting vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 3,525 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,758 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.





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