Russian Defense Ministry: Russia claims killed 400 Ukrainian soldiers

September 16, 2022

Russian Federation Armed Forces continue the special military operation. 

  

High-precision attacks of Russian Aerospace Forces have neutralised the bases of 28th Mechanised Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Nikolayev. 

  

Headquarters and training base of South Special Operations Centre of the AFU have been destroyed near Ochakov (Nikolayev region). 

  

Provisional bases of 66th Mechanised Brigade of the AFU near Dvurechnaya and Kupyansk, as well as of Kraken nationalist group in Kharkov have been neutralised in Kharkov region. 

  

The positions of 80th Airborne Assault Brigade of the AFU near Seversk (Donetsk People's Republic) have been neutralised by a high-precision attack. 

  

️ The attacks have resulted in causing casualties of over 400 Ukrainian servicemen, more than 20 units of armoured and motor vehicles. Over 3,000 munitions for rocket-propelled and gun artillery of various calibres have also been destroyed. 

  

Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery have neutralised 9 AFU command posts near Seversk, Verkhnekamenskoye, Zvanovka and Pavlovka (Donetsk People's Republic), Gulyuaypole and Poltavka (Zaporozhye region), Murakhovka, Olenovka and Ukrainka (Nikolayev region), as well as 65 artillery units, 234 AFU manpower and military equipment concentration areas. 

  

8 missile, artillery armament and munitions depots have been destroyed near Nikolayev, Petrovskoye, Pervomayskoye and Kurakhovo (Donetsk People's Republic), Omelnik and Veselyanka (Zaporozhye region).  

1 Osa-AKM air defence missile system has been destroyed near Soledar. 

  

Air defence facilities have shot down 5 unmanned aerial vehicles near Avdeyevka (Donetsk People's Republic), Tomarino and Stepovoye (Kherson region). 

  

53 projectiles launched by HIMARS and Olkha MRLS have been destroyed near Avdotyino (Donetsk People's Republic), Golaya Pristan, Novaya Kakhovka, Antonovka, Vesyoloye (Kherson region) and Mirnoye (Zaporozhye region). 

  

In total, 293 airplanes and 155 helicopters, 1,965 unmanned aerial vehicles, 375 air defence missile systems, 4,940 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 837 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,392 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 5,616 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation. 

 

The bases of 28th AFU Mechanised Infantry Brigade, the headquarters and the training base of AFU South Special Operations Centre in Nikolayev region, the provisional bases of 66th AFU Mechanised Brigade and Kraken nationalist group in Kharkov region, as well as the positions of 80th AFU Airborne Assault Brigade in the Donetsk People's Republic have been destroyed by high-precision attacks.