Russian Ministry of Defense: Russian forces claim to have destroyed entire Ukrainian brigade near Seversk, killing 600 servicemen

July 16, 2022

 

Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu inspects Southern and Central groups of troops (forces) involved in special military operation in Ukraine. At the command post, Sergei Shoigu was informed by the commander of Southern group of troops General of the Army Sergei Surovikin, the commander of Central group of troops Colonel General Aleksandr Lapin and other commanders about the current situation, the action of the enemy and the progress of combat tasks fulfillment by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

 

High-precision attacks launched by Russian Armed Forces resulted in the elimination of 115th Mechanised Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) that had operated towards Seversk. Over the past 48 hours, this brigade has lost over 600 servicemen. Residents of Seversk, Nikolayevka and other nearby Ukraine-controlled settlements are being urgently mobilised for manning the brigade. 

 

High-precision attack launched by Russian Aerospace Forces at a provisional base of 123rd Territorial Defence Brigade of the AFU deployed in Nikolayev has resulted in the elimination of up to 200 nationalists and foreign mercenaries, as well as 13 armoured and motor vehicles.  

 

We continue to carefully record numerous crimes committed by the Kiev regime against civilians, as well as the use of educational institutions and residential buildings by Ukrainian nationalist groups for military purposes.

 

in Poltavka, Zaporozhye region, militants of Ukrainian armed groups have mined the motorway bridge over Yanchur river for exploding it and accusing Russian Armed Forces of allegedly indiscriminate attacks at transport infrastructure facilities with wide coverage by Ukrainian and western mass media, in accordance with the well practiced scenario.

 

Russian Defence Ministry shows footage of Grad MRLS launching attacks at AFU positions within special military operation; Msta-S artillery units of the Western MD in combat action during special military operation.