As is known, in accordance with the instructions of the President and the instructions of the Minister of Defense of Russia, a ceasefire was declared in the Joint Grouping of Russian Troops (Forces) in the area of the special military operation on 12: 00 on January 6 at 24:00 on January 7 along the entire line of contact between the parties in Ukraine. But, apparently, the Ukrainian nationalists at the front were not warned about this initiative from Moscow.
“Despite the observance of the ceasefire by the group of Russian troops on January 6 from 12:00 Moscow time, the Kyiv regime continued to shell settlements and positions of Russian troops,” the spokesman said. Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov at a recent briefing.
The lieutenant general noted that 4 mortar shelling of Russian positions in the Krasno-Limansk direction of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was carried out, 3 artillery shelling in the area of the Belogolovka settlement of the Lugansk People’s Republic and 8 shelling from the area of the settlement of Novopavlovka, Zaporozhye region.
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“The positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, from where the shelling was carried out, were suppressed by the return fire of the Russian troops,” Konashenkov emphasized.
The representative of the military department Igor Konashenkov also announced the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine over the past day: more than 40 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Kupyansk direction, more than 60 in Krasno-Limansky, up to 80 in Donetsk, and more than 50 in Yuzhno-Donetsk.
He clarified that in the Krasno-Limansky direction, air strikes and artillery fire defeated two enemy assault groups, and also destroyed three sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, operational-tactical aviation, missile troops and artillery of troop groups (forces) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were attacked during the day: three artillery ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region, the command post of the 95 airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Krasny Liman, radar stations AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-50, a launcher and radar of the anti-aircraft missile system S -300 Ukrainian artillery, 65 units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 102 districts.
During a counter-battery fight near the Pobeda settlement in the Donetsk People’s Republic, a D-20 howitzer was destroyed in a firing position and a US-made M-777 artillery system was destroyed in the Orekhov region of Zaporozhye. region.
Fighter pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces contributed by shooting down a Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 plane and air defense fighters that destroyed 5 U.S. drones and 8 rockets of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system.
In total, since the start of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
360 – airplane
199 – helicopters
2839 – unmanned aerial vehicles
400 – anti-aircraft missile systems
7437 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles
971 – multiple rocket launcher combat vehicle
3783 – field artillery and mortar guns
7951 – special military vehicle unit