The Russian Defense Ministry indicated that on December 31, 2022, it launched a long-range, high-precision air-delivered weapons attack on the facilities of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex involved in the manufacture of attack UAVs used to transport terrorist attacks against the Russian Federation. Storage parking lots and attack UAV launch sites were also affected.
“The goal has been reached. The Kyiv regime’s plans to carry out terrorist attacks against the Russian Federation in the near future have been thwarted,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said at a recent briefing.
The lieutenant general also reported on the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine along the entire line of contact: more than 40 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Kupyansk direction, more than 150 in Krasno-Limansky, more than 110 in Donetsk and more than 50 in Yuzhno-Donetsk.
In addition, according to the official representative of the department, 6 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups operating in the direction of the Novoandreevka, Dorozhnyanka, Zaporozhye region, Nikolskoye, Neskuchnoye and Novomikhailovka settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic were destroyed.
Dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and pickup trucks were also burned with personnel.
Missile troops and artillery of troop groups (forces) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hit: two self-propelled howitzers “Krab” of Polish production, a mobile air surveillance radar of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a radar of US-made counterbattery AN / TPQ-50, 68 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 102 districts.
During the fighting against the battery, several foreign and Ukrainian artillery systems that were shelling Donetsk were destroyed.
In addition, an artillery ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed in the area of the Mirne settlement, Zaporozhye region.
Air defense fighters shot down 15 drones and 7 rockets of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system, and fighter pilots of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force.
In total, since the start of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
355 – aircraft
199 – helicopters
2779 – unmanned aerial vehicles
399 – anti-aircraft missile systems
7350 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles
957 – multiple rocket launcher combat vehicles
3756 – field artillery pieces and mortars
7859 – special military vehicle units