Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.
Photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
The Kyiv regime attacked with six US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launchers at a temporary deployment point of one of the Russian armed forces units near the Makeevka settlement in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Russian air defense systems shot down two HIMARS rockets.
“As a result of the defeat of four missiles with a high-explosive warhead from a temporary deployment point, 63 Russian servicemen were killed. All necessary assistance and support will be provided to the relatives and friends of the dead servicemen,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during a briefing.
The lieutenant general also reported the results of the precision weapons strikes of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the points of temporary deployment of units of the “foreign legion”: “In the areas of the settlements of Markovo, Kramatorsk of the People’s Republic of Donetsk, as well as Novoosinovo, Kharkov region, more than 70 foreign mercenaries were destroyed, more than 100 were wounded.”
By the way, for the New Year, dozens of mercenaries returned from Ukraine to Poland, the United States and Canada in coffins. Our troops, according to official data alone, since the beginning of December have destroyed more than 15 temporary deployment points of foreign mercenaries. According to official data alone, in the fall, out of 565 militants from the United States who arrived in Ukraine, 241 were killed and another 243 deserted.
Konashenkov also listed the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine per day in the main areas of fighting: up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Kupyansky direction, more than 40 Ukrainian servicemen in the Krasno-Limansky direction, up to 70 in Donetsk, and more than 40 in Yuzhno-Donetsk.
Dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and pickup trucks were also burned.
Rocket and artillery troops of troop groups (forces) of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hit: in the Zaporozhye region, two rocket and artillery depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a fuel storage facility of the 102nd territorial defense brigade, in Dnepropetrovsk – a fuel depot of the group of troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “Khortitsa”, 67 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 92 districts.
During the fight against the battery, two US-made M-777 artillery systems, one Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mount and four Ukrainian D-30 howitzers were destroyed at the firing positions, which were shelling settlements.
In addition, air defense systems shot down 15 Ukrainian drones – three rockets of the Alder and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems per day.
In total, since the start of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
355 – aircraft.
199 – helicopters.
2794 – unmanned aerial vehicles.
399 – anti-aircraft missile systems.
7366 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles.
957 – multi-launch rocket system combat vehicle.
3763 – field artillery guns and mortars.
7876 – units of special military vehicles.