Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 30 October

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

In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy with up to two battalion tactical groups reinforced by foreign mercenaries launched seven unsuccessful attacks on Russian positions in the areas of Pershotravnevoye, Orlyanka, Tabayevka and Berestovoye (Kharkov region). The AFU units has been driven back to their initial positions by artillery fire, air strikes and active actions of the Russian troops. Up to 250 Ukrainian servicemen and fighters, one tank, six infantry fighting vehicles, four armored personnel carriers and eight vehicles have been eliminated.

In the Krasny Liman direction, the enemy tried to conduct offensive operations by two company tactical groups near Stelmakhovka, Makeyevka and Chervonopopovka (Lugansk People’s Republic). All the attacks have been repelled. More than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, two infantry fighting vehicles and one armoured personnel carrier have been eliminated by artillery fire and air strikes.

In the South Donetsk direction, the units of Russian troops in the course of the offensive destroyed the enemy near Novomikhailovka and Vladimirovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as seized a number of strongpoints and dominating heights. Within the offensive, Russian troops advanced more than three kilometers deep into the enemy’s defence and reached the southern outskirts of Pavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Over 100 Ukrainian personnel, one tank, three armoured fighting vehicles and six pickups have been eliminated. Six Ukrainian servicemen surrendered and one Ukrainian tank was captured.

In the Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction, the AFU launched three unsuccessful attacks by company tactical groups near Pyatikhatki, Chervony Yar, and Ischenko (Kherson region). The enemy has been driven back to its initial positions by fire and decisive action of Russian troops.
13 areas of the enemy’s manpower reserves have been eliminated. Over 180 Ukrainian personnel, 11 armoured fighting vehicles and 21 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

Tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have hit the AFU communications center near Beliaevka (Kherson region), an munition depot near Kupyansk (Kharkiv region), as well as 68 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 189 areas. A training center for special operations forces of the AFU has been eliminated by a strike of Russian troops near Ochakov (Nikolayev region).

In the course of counter-battery warfare, an artillery battery of American M777 howitzers has been hit near the Shevchenko (Kherson region). Two launchers of the American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system has been hit near Zaporozhye. A launcher for a German MARS-2 multiple launch rocket system and a munition of rocket and artillery weapons have been destroyed near Meshkovo-Pogorelovo (Nikolayev region).
A U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-36 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Nikolayevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Fighter aviation has shot down one Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Dudchany (Kherson region).

Air defence facilities have shot down a Su-25 aircraft of Ukrainian Air Force near Nikolskoye (Donetsk People’s Republic).
Two Mi-8 helicopters of the Ukraine Air Force have been shot down near Kirovsk and Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Ten Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles have been destroyed near Nikolskoye, Komsomolskiy, Volnoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kolomiychikha, Kamenka, Vrubovka, Sosnovy ( Lugansk People’s Republic) and Mechnikovo (Kharkov region).

In addition, 32 shells of the American HIMARS multiple rocket launcher system have been shot down near Vuglyar, Mezhevoye (Donetsk People’s Republic), Antonovka, Novaya Kakhovka, Olgovka, Pershotravnevoye, Lvovo (Kherson region) and one Olkha rocket near Popasna (Lugansk People’s Republic). Six American anti-radar missiles “HARM” have been intercepted near Antonovka (Kherson region).

In total, 328 airplanes and 167 helicopters, 2,380 unmanned aerial vehicles, 384 air defence missile systems, 6,192 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 879 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,537 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,898 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

Despite the presence of IAEA representatives at Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Kiev regime continues provocations aimed at posing a threat to create a technological disaster.

There were three reports of shelling by artillery units of the AFU of Energodar and the territory adjacent to the station. A total of 10 shells were fired. Ukrainian artillery shelling was carried out from Novokiyevka (Dnepropetrovsk region).

In the course of the counterbattery fight, the AFU units were suppressed by return fire from Russian artillery.
Within an attempted landing by an AFU sabotage and reconnaissance group to get into Energodar (Zaporozhye region), one speedboat of the AFU has been eliminated.

The radiation environment at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant remains normal.





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