Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 6 November

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

In Kupyansk direction, 1 battalion tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), supported by a group of nationalists, attempted to attack Russian forces’ positions at a narrow front stretch towards Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic).

The enemy units have been stopped by strikes launched by Army Aviation, heavy flamethrower systems, artillery, and intensive action of Russian forces. These units are under fire attacks.

Moreover, an enemy company tactical group attempted to attack Russian positions near Kotlyarovka (Kharkov region).

Firepower’s operation has resulted in the frustration of the attack launched by the AFU units.

Up to 200 Ukrainian personnel, 8 tanks, 9 armoured fighting vehicles, and 8 pickups have been eliminated in the abovementioned direction.

In Krasny Liman direction, 2 enemy battalion tactical groups made an unsuccessful attempt to launch an attack towards Ploshchanka, Artyomovka, Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People’s Republic), and Yampolovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Attacks launched by Russian artillery and Army Aviation have resulted in the elimination of up to 250 Ukrainian personnel and nationalists, 2 tanks, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, 1 Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS), 1 self-propelled artillery system, and 12 motor vehicles.

In addition, a high-precision attack launched by Russian Aerospace Forces has resulted in the elimination of up to 100 militants from nationalist groups, and mercenaries, including about 40 mercenaries from the USA, United Kingdom, and Poland, as well as 10 armoured fighting vehicles.

In South Donetsk direction, Russian artillery units and assault groups have neutralised AFU units near Pavlovka and Novomikhaylovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Up to 70 Ukrainian personnel, 1 tank, 1 infantry fighting vehicle, 4 pickups, and 2 U.S.-manufactured M-777 howitzers have been eliminated.

In Nikolayev–Krivoy Rog direction, up to 1 enemy mechanised infantry company attacked Russian forces’ positions towards Sablukovka and Pyatikhatki (Kherson region).

Firepower’s operation, and successful action of Russian units have resulted in driving the enemy back to initial positions.

Over 50 Ukrainian personnel, 8 armoured fighting vehicles, and 10 motor vehicles have been eliminated.

Moreover, 2 AFU self-propelled artillery systems have been destroyed by loitering ordnance near Novopetrovka (Kherson region).

Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 1 command post of 72nd Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the AFU near Prechistovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 67 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 184 areas.

1 ordnance depot of 65th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU has been destroyed near Zaporozhye.

Moreover, an attack launched at the ordnance depot of the AFU near Krasnoarmeysk (Donetsk People’s Republic) has resulted in the destruction of 120 rockets launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS, 250 rockets launched by Smerch MLRS, and 2 transport-loading vehicles.

Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over Jarylgach Island (Kherson region).

Air defence facilities have shot down 16 UAVs near Plodovoye, Vishnevoye, Lvovo, Pershotravnevoye, Ishchenka, Bruskinskoye, Novaya Kakhvoka (Kherson region), Snigiryovka (Nikolayev region), Nikolskoye, Volnovakha, Lyubovka and Novoandreyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

8 rockets, including 6 launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS, have been intercepted near Antonovka (Kherson region), and Donetsk, 2 rockets launched by Olkha MLRS near Antonovka (Kherson region), as well as 1 U.S.-manufactured HARM anti-radiation missile near Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region).

Moreover, 1 Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile has been shot down near Kuzemovka (Lugansk People’s Republic).

In total, 331 airplanes and 169 helicopters, 2,452 unmanned aerial vehicles, 386 air defence missile systems, 6,398 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 883 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,560 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,086 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.

Kiev regime continues its provocations aimed at creating a possible technological disaster at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant.

Over the past 24 hours, AFU artillery units have launched 15 large-calibre projectiles at Energodar, and the territory adjacent to the nuclear power plant.

The shelling was conducted from AFU-controlled areas of Vysshetarasovka and Kapulovka (Dnepropetrovsk region).

Russian artillery’s counterattack has resulted in the destruction of 1 Ukrainian Msta-B howitzer, and 2 AFU vehicles.

The radiation environment at the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant remains normal.





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