Russian Army Launched 34 Strikes Against Ukrainian Military Infrastructure Past Week

Russian Army Launched 34 Strikes Against Ukrainian Military Infrastructure Past Week

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The Russian military carried out 34 combined strikes against Ukrainian military and energy infrastructure, mercenaries’ deployment sites, arsenals and air defense systems over the past week, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced during a briefing on April 19.

“On April 13-19 of this year, the Russian Armed Forces delivered 34 combined strikes by air-launched and seaborne long-range precision weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles in retaliation to the Kiev regime’s attempts to inflict damage on Russia’s energy and industry sites. The strikes targeted Ukrainian energy sites, military-industrial enterprises and railway infrastructure, air defense systems, arsenals and facilities storing fuel for military hardware,” the ministry said.

It added that the strikes also targeted Ukrainian drone operator training centers, temporary deployment sites of Ukrainian army units, nationalist formations and foreign mercenaries.

In the same briefing, the ministry also provided details on recent developments across the frontline in the special military operation zone in Ukraine.

The ministry said that the Zapad Group of Forces improved the situation along the front in the Kupyansk direction and inflicted losses on a dozen brigades of Kiev forces close to Kupyansk, Sinkovka, Zagoruykovka, Kotlyarovka and Stelmakhovka.

In addition, the group repelled 11 counterattacks by Ukraine’s 3rd assault, 21st, 63rd mechanized, 12th national guard special operations forces and 125th territorial defense brigades close to Chervonaya Dibrova, Torskoye and Terny, according to the ministry.

“The AFU [Armed Forces of Ukraine] losses amounted to more than 380 Ukrainian troops, one tank, nine armored fighting vehicles and 16 motor vehicles,” it said. “In the course of the counterbattery warfare, 18 field artillery guns including three American-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery systems as well as six ammunition depots, five Nota and Anklav electronic warfare stations were hit.”

In the Donetsk direction, the Yug Group of Forces seized more advantageous lines and inflicted losses on two airmobile and six mechanized brigades of Kiev forces near Belogorovka, Razdolovka, Orekhovo-Vasilyovka, Bogdanovka, Kleshcheyevka and Kurdyumovka, the ministry said.

It added that seven counterattacks launched by the 46th airmobile and 10th mountain assault brigades were also repelled by the group near Krasnogorovka and Novomikhailovka.

“The AFU losses amounted to more than 3,550 Ukrainian troops, four tanks, five armored fighting vehicles and 87 motor vehicles,” the ministry said. “In the course of the counterbattery warfare, 31 field artillery guns, 14 of them were Western-made as well as four Nota and Anklav electronic warfare stations and seven ammunition depots were eliminated.”

Meanwhile in the Avdeyevka direction, the ministry said that the Tsentr Group of Forces liberated Pervomayskoye and continued to advance into the depths of Ukrainian defenses.

The group also repelled 53 counterattacks launched by nine different Ukrainian brigades close to Leninskoye, Novgorodskoye, Novokalinovo, Berdychi, Umanskoye and Netaylovo, according to the ministry.

“More than 2,170 Ukrainian troops, seven tanks, 13 armored fighting vehicles, 35 motor vehicles and 19 field artillery guns including two M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery systems and one American-made M777 howitzer have been eliminated during the week,” it said.

And in the South Donetsk direction, the Vostok Group of Forces improved the tactical situation and hit the 58th motorized infantry, 72nd mechanized brigades, three territorial defense brigades and the Ukrainian National Guard Brigade close to Ugledar, Urozhaynoye, Staromayorskoye, Priyutnoye, Mirnoye, Malinovka and Lugovskoye, according to the ministry.

It said that Kiev forces lost up to 760 troops, one tank, 22 motor vehicles, one Grad rocket launcher combat vehicle, 14 field artillery guns, eight of which were Western-made.

“One Nota and one Bukovel-AD electronic warfare stations as well as four field ammunition depots have been eliminated,” the ministry added.

In the Kherson direction, the ministry said that the Dnepr Group of Forces inflicted losses on Ukraine’s 65th, 117th mechanized, 35th, 36th marine, 121st, 126th territorial defense and 15th national guard brigades close to Orekhov, Rabotino, Shcherbaki, Kamenskoye, Mikhailovka, Zmeyevka, Berislav, Ivanovka and Nikolskoye.

“The AFU losses amounted to up to 365 Ukrainian troops, 24 motor vehicles, 12 field artillery guns, including six American-made, German-made and Polish-made howitzers as well as three Nota and Anklav electronic warfare stations,” the ministry said.

The ministry also announced in the briefing that the Russian missile troops, artillery and drones of the Russian Groups of Forces destroyed three MiG-29 fighter jets, four An-26 military transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force at an airfield, two air target guidance radars, four S-300 anti-aircraft missile launchers as well as one German-made IRIS-T anti-aircraft missile launcher.

In addition, Russian air defenses shot down ten American-made ATACMS operational-tactical missiles, six British-made Storm Shadow cruise missiles, five French-made Hammer and American-made JDAM aerial bombs, two American-made HARM anti-radiation missiles, four American-made MALD aerial decoys, two Tochka-U tactical missiles, 78 HIMARS, Vampire and Uragan MLRS projectiles and 1,278 unmanned aerial vehicles, according to the ministry.

It also revealed in the briefing that a total of 27 Ukrainian service members surrendered to the Russian military over the past week.

“In total, 590 airplanes and 270 helicopters, 21,882 unmanned aerial vehicles, 506 air defense missile systems, 15,802 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 1,267 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 8,981 field artillery guns and mortars as well as 21,143 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation,” the ministry concluded.

Overall, Ukraine continues to take heavy losses while failing to stop the advance of the Russian military. Aside from their repeated missile, rocket and drone attacks on Russian territory, Kiev forces are not conducting any real offensive operations.

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dead hand is ready

sssrt rwy sry uy

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dead hand is ready

nato’s goal is to defeat and destroy the russian federation. but the day they achieve this goal will be the very day when the rf will press the red button (as stated in the constitution). and this will mean their immediate end (because there is absolutely no way for defense) atomic destruction of those nato countries. i would do the same btw: if a killer kills me but i have the chance to kill him too, i would, ofc, no need for thinking. so in their places i mb would reconsider the goal.

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dead hand is ready

just imagine the picture: von der lies fake hair on fire, atomic sparks. scholz losing his second eyes, the capitol reduced to ashes

ozskeptic

from australia
god embrace the late ‘texas’ russell bentley. condolences to his wife.
he will be remembered along with givi, motorola and so many more heroes of donbas.

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Massa John

bad news then. i liked, how he appeared in the media and what he’s done in donbass.

Meatgrinder

now increase this tenfold on a weekly basis and ukraine will be on it’s knees by the end of summer 2024. unless the russian elite wants to drag this out for another 3-5 years.

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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr

“-it was a mistake, we shouldn’t have gone to ukraine.”

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jens holm

i worship money 34 times this week—tomorrow i worship dollar in synagogue—sunday i go to bank of amerika where priest let lick ameriklan dollar—-i so excited my pene get hard

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