Closer to dinner, another adviser to the head of the LPR, Yan Gagin, reported on the control of the route from Pokrovsky to Vugledar and the occupation of new positions by our fighters on the outskirts of the city.
“The Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in Vugledar, are disparate units that meet there quite chaotically. There are quite a few of them there. But their biggest problem is the lack of communication and some kind of coordination of actions,” Gagin. said on the air of the Rossiya 1 TV channel.
He added that the enemy was making desperate attempts to use aircraft to push back Russian troops from their occupied lines near Vuhledar. The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not succeed, they lost equipment and people. At the same time, Gagin admitted that the mines located under the city could make it difficult to liberate Ugledar. Fortunately, our fighters have experience of similar assault operations in Soledar and Mariupol. He is to help in the capture of the settlement, which is called the “key to the continued liberation” of Donbass.
In the Krasno-Limansky direction, Russian troops destroyed four US-made M-777 artillery systems in just one day.
“This is the direction of Donetsk, Avdiivka and Marinka are nearby. By taking Ugledar, we can cut off the supply of ammunition in this direction, because Donetsk is being shelled from there. It will be possible to inflict flank and frontal attacks on the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Yan Gagin explained.
And this is how the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, described the situation in the directions of the NMD South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye.
According to him, units of the Vostok group of forces, continuing offensive operations, inflicted fire damage on the enemy in the Vogledar area, as well as Pavlovka and Levadny in Zaporozhye. He lost up to 60 people, three armored fighting vehicles and two pickup trucks.
“In addition, in the Vuhledar area, near Chervonoye and Kantserovka in the Zaporozhye region, two fuel storage facilities for military equipment and three artillery ammunition storage facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed,” reported the general.
Now, about the situation in other parts of the NWO. In the Kupyansk direction, the artillery of the Zapad group of troops struck the concentrations of manpower of the 14 and 92 mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 20 Ukrainian servicemen, their armored car, a pickup truck and a D-20 howitzer were liquidated near Sinkovka and Timkovka in the Kharkiv region near Novoselovsky in LPR.
Our pilots and gunners of the group of troops “Center” defeated units of the 25th and 95th airborne assault brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Krasno-Limansky direction. The enemy was badly hit near Yampolovka in the DPR and in the Serebryansky forestry.
During the day it lost up to 70 killed and wounded, two armored vehicles and four US M-777 artillery systems.
In the Donetsk direction, the units of the group of troops “South” in the course of offensive operations took up more advantageous lines and positions.
Near Konstantinovka in the DPR, an artillery ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was liquidated.
More than 40 Ukrainian servicemen, an infantry fighting vehicle, two Grad MLRS, an American-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery mount, two D-20 and Giacint-B howitzers, as well as an AN counter-battery radar were destroyed at this address. . in a day. TPQ-50 made in the USA, “said Igor Konashenkov.
As part of the fight against the battery in the Kherson direction, three Ukrainian D-20 howitzers, one Gvozdika self-propelled gun, as well as two American AN / TPQ-37 and AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery radars were knocked out. .
Near Dudchan and Tokarevka in the Kherson region and near Chervonohryhorovka in the Dnipropetrovsk region, four ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit.
In the Ochakov area of the Nikolaev region, the Ukrainian radar station of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed.
Near Andreevka in the DPR, Russian pilots shot down an enemy Su-25 attack aircraft. Another such aircraft was attacked by our air defense systems in the vicinity of Ugledar.