In addition to the destruction of a number of American military equipment, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced the losses of the Ukrainian army in the last twenty-four hours, which amounted to 460 soldiers and mercenaries.
This was included in the report on the conduct of special military operations by Russia in Ukraine on Tuesday, April 18, where the “Western” group continued to report that air strikes and artillery fire in the direction of Kobyansk hit concentration points . personnel and military equipment, the actions of two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the Luhansk People’s Republic and in the region have been denied. In Kharkov, enemy losses amounted to 35 soldiers, one tank, two armored vehicles, two cars, an American-made M109. . The Paladin howitzer and another D-20 were destroyed.
Under the direction of Krasnolyman, the artillery fire and heavy flamethrower system of the “Center” group prevented the enemy’s counterattack in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, causing the loss of up to 80 Ukrainian soldiers and destroying two combat armored vehicles.
In the direction of Donetsk, active operations of troops and artillery fire managed to support the attack detachments to seize control of three blocks in the northern, central and southern parts of the city of Artyomovsk (Ukraine Bakhmut); The “Southern” group of forces supported the combat actions of the assault detachments and rejected the enemy’s attempts to counterattack from the flanks.
The “Southern” forces inflicted losses on the advancing enemy column to launch a counterattack in the villages of Chasov Yar and Konstantinovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic. In support of these groups, 6 sorties were conducted in the last 24 hours and the artillery units completed the firing mission, and the enemy’s losses on this axis amounted to more than 290 soldiers and mercenaries of Ukraine, as well as an infantry fighting vehicle, 3 combat vehicles. Eight vehicles and a “Grad” missile launcher were destroyed. American-made M777 artillery system and American-made AN/TPQ-50 battery-powered radar.
In the south of Donetsk and Zaporozhye, air strikes and artillery fire from the “Eastern” group killed 30 soldiers and destroyed 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 pickup trucks and a D-20 howitzer. In addition to the destruction of two ammunition depots in the Zaporozhye region.
In the Kherson direction, about 25 Ukrainian soldiers were liquidated and 3 vehicles and an American-made M777 artillery system and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed.
The operational and tactical aviation, missile and artillery forces of the “Sela” group also destroyed 98 artillery units in firing positions in 126 districts.
In the Donetsk People’s Republic, the command and control centers of the 110th and 25th battalions of the mechanized brigade were bombed, and two fuel tanks for Ukrainian military equipment were destroyed in the Nikolaev region.
Air defense systems destroyed 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the Kharkov region and the Luhansk People’s Republic.
415 anti-aircraft missile systems
8711 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles
1087 multiple rocket launchers
4,614 field artillery and mortar shells
9582 special military vehicles
Source: Arabic RT