Russian Defense Ministry:Russia claims to have killed 390 Ukrainian soldiers in one day 

September 2, 2022

 

Progress of the special military operation

 

Over the past two weeks, the Russian Armed Forces together with units of the people's militias of Lugansk and Donetsk people's republics have taken control of a major AFU defence junction in Peski.

 

In Kherson-Nikolaev area, our troops reached the administrative border of Nikolaev Region near Aleksandrovka. Blagodatnoye was liberated.

 

An attempted offensive by AFU in  Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog and other directions continues, with the enemy suffering significant losses. This action was planned by Zelensky's office with the sole purpose of creating an illusion among Western handlers of AFU's ability to conduct an offensive.

 

By striking Zaporozhye NPP facilities, Kiev is creating a real threat of nuclear catastrophe in Europe. Under international law, this is nothing less than nuclear terrorism. 

 

An attempt to seize the power plant was foiled, two sabotage groups and self-propelled barges with landing craft were destroyed. The US and the EU are deliberately silencing the situation around the plant, thereby encouraging such reckless actions.

 

We trust that the objective results of IAEA mission will be brought to the world community. In case of further provocations, the Ukrainian authorities will bear full responsibility for possible emergencies.

 

Russian Armed Forces continue carrying out high-precision strikes against important military facilities in Ukraine. Against the backdrop of high losses of the AFU, there has been a decrease in the inflow of foreign mercenaries. 

 

Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine 

 

Kiev regime continues its unsuccessful attempts to gain a foothold in certain areas in Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog direction.

 

Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft, missile troops and artillery inflict significant losses on Ukrainian units and reserves. 

 

In just one day of combat operations, the enemy has lost 13 tanks, 19 infantry fighting vehicles, 12 other armoured vehicles, 11 pick-ups with large-calibre machine guns and over 330 servicemen. 2 militants are taken prisoner.

 

2 Ukrainian Su-25 assault aircraft and 1 MiG-29 fighter, which had been re-equipped to use US HARM anti-radiation missiles, have been shot down near Andreevka, Kherson Region.

 

High-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit a temporary deployment point of 17th Tank Brigade near Bereznevatoye and hangars with weapons and military equipment of 46th Airmobile Brigade near Belaya Krinitsa, Nikolaev Region. The attacks have resulted in the destruction of up to 40 nationalists and 10 units of military equipment.

 

In addition, command staff of 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade has been destroyed to the east of Mikhailovka, Donetsk People's Republic. High-precision strike of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the command post has killed 18 servicemen, including 12 officers, and wounded 31 others.

 

Due to heavy losses, the personnel of units of 110th Mechanized Brigade occupying positions near Avdeevka and Opytnoye in Donetsk People's Republic refused to perform combat tasks and abandoned their positions.

 

Concentrated strikes on combat positions of 60th Infantry Brigade near Dobryanka and Novovorontsovka in Kherson Region, have killed more than 30 nationalists and wounded up to 15.

 

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

 

1 platoon of Olha multiple-launch rocket systems near Novomariyivka in Nokolaev Region, 8 AFU command posts in near Dachnoye in Kharkov Region, Aleksandrovka, Artemovsk and Konstantinovka in Donetsk People's Republic, Verkhnyaya Tersa in Zaporozhye Region, Belaya Krinitsa, Velikoye Artakovo and Bashtanka in Nikolaev Region, as well as 42 artillery units and 134 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration have been hit. 

 

6 missile and artillery weapon depots near Kharkov, Tsirkuny and Andreevka in Kharkov Region, Seversk, Soledar in Donetsk People's Republic and Dobroye in Nikolaev Region.

 

1 Buk-M1 surface-to-air missile launcher has been destroyed near Voskresenk in Donetsk People's Republic.

 

Russian air defence means have shot down 12 unmanned aerial vehicles near Yakovenkovo, Borshchevka in Kharkov Region, Blagodatnoye, Styla and Valerianovka in Donetsk People's Republic, Nesteryanka, Kopani in Zaporozhye Region, as well as Zelenyi Gai in Kherson Region.

 

1 US-made HARM anti-radiation missile has been shot down near Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson Region.

 

14 shells of American HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system have been intercepted near Styla in Donetsk People's Republic, Kherson, Berislav and Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson Region.

 

In total, 283 Ukrainian airplanes and 151 helicopters, 1,864 unmanned aerial vehicles, 372 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,711 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 823 multiple launch rocket systems, 3,364 field artillery and mortars, as well as 5,217 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.