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Special military operation: events of December 15

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to conduct a special military operation. Rocket troops and artillery hit the command posts of units of the 92nd separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Petropavlovka and the 105th territorial defense brigade near the village of Sinkovka, Kharkiv region. As well as 45 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 86 districts. This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

In the Kupyansk direction, preemptive fire from artillery and heavy flamethrower systems, as well as air strikes from the army, thwarted an enemy attempt to attack Russian troops in the direction of the settlement of Sofiyivka in the Luhansk People’s Republic. Up to 35 Ukrainian servicemen, an armored combat vehicle and three pickup trucks were destroyed.

In the Krasno-Limansky direction, as a result of army aviation strikes and artillery fire, an attempt by four assault groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to counterattack in the direction of the settlements of Ploschanka, Golikovo and Kremennaya of the Luhansk People’s Republic was thwarted. More than 40 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle and three armored vehicles were destroyed.

In the Donetsk direction, Russian troops continue offensive operations, as a result of which new advantageous lines and positions are occupied. During the day, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to restore the position of his troops in the areas of the settlements of Severnoye and Krasnogorovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic. All counterattacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were repelled. The losses of the enemy in this direction per day amounted to about 30 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, an armored personnel carrier and two cars.

In the South-Donetsk direction, air strikes and artillery fire hit enemy reserves in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Dobrovolye of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

In addition, two sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were discovered and destroyed in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Pavlovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. The daily losses of Ukrainian troops in this direction amounted to 40 servicemen killed and wounded and four vehicles.

An ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed near the city of Kupyansk in the Kharkiv region.

In the area of ​​​​the village of Tyaginka, Kherson region, a warehouse of weapons, military and special equipment of Ukrainian troops was destroyed. In the city of Orekhov, Zaporozhye region, a warehouse of material and technical means of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed.

In the area of ​​​​the settlement of Kleshcheevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, a US-made AN / TPQ-37 counter-battery radar was destroyed. Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near the village of Yablonovka. A Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down near the village of Nikolaevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

During the day, air defense systems destroyed 11 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Stepnoe, Novoandreevka, Volnoe, Nikolskoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic and Sadovoe, Semyonovka, Zaporozhye region.

In addition, two missiles of the Uragan multiple launch rocket system were intercepted in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Novohorivka, Zaporozhye region.

In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed: 344 aircraft, 184 helicopters, 2,669 unmanned aerial vehicles, 396 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7,127 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 931 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 3,685 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 7614 units of special military vehicles.

Photo by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

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