Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 31 July

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

High-precision air-based weapons have struck a temporary deployment point of units of 72nd Mechanized Brigade of AFU near Kodema, Donetsk People’s Republic. Up to 50 soldiers, 2 Msta-B howitzers and 10 pieces of military equipment have been destroyed.

High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit temporary deployment point of Kraken nationalist formation on the territory of Morozov Mechanical Technical School In Kharkiv. As a result of the strike, the enemy suffered up to 350 casualties. Also, 11 units of military equipment were destroyed.

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

13 command posts, including those of 95th Airborne Assault Brigade near Maiorsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as 227 areas of enemy’s manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit.

Russian Aerospace Forces strikes have resulted in the destruction of up to 100 nationalists and 25 pieces of military equipment near Potemkino, Belogorka in Kherson Region and Belaya Krynitsa in Nikolaev Region.

4 ammunition depots near Murakhovka in Nikolaev Region, Serebryanka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Zmiev in Kharkov Region and Nikolaev city have also been destroyed.

US-made M777 howitzer has been destroyed as part of a counter-battery warfare near Novopavlovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as Uragan multiple-launch rocket launcher and transport and loader vehicle.

9 platoons of Grad MLRS, 4 artillery platoons of Giatsint-B guns, 5 artillery platoons of D-30 guns at firing positions have been suppresed near Veseloye, Zaitsevo, Zvanovka, Razdolovka, Novgorodskoye, Dzerzhinsk, Orlovka and Kurakhovo in Donetsk People’s Republic.

Russian air defence means have shot down 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Ternovaya, Prishib, Semenovka, Yakovenkovo and Petropavlovka in Kharkov Region.

In addition, 11 shells of a multiple-launch rocket system have been intercepted in the air over Dolgen’koye and Sinichenko in Kharkov Region, Chernobayevka in Kherson Region, Novoivanovka, Alchevsk in Lugansk People’s Republic, Makeevka and Mospino in Donetsk People’s Republic.

In total, 261 Ukrainian airplanes and 145 helicopters, 1,649 unmanned aerial vehicles, 361 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,195 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 773 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,220 field artillery and mortars, as well as 4,619 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.





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