Russia loses 27 military equipment pieces, 6 ammo depots in Ukraine’s south: Kyiv

Russia loses 27 military equipment pieces, 6 ammo depots in Ukraine’s south: Kyiv
# 21 August 2023 03:18 (UTC +04:00)

Ukraine’s military said on Sunday it destroyed 27 units of Russian military equipment and eliminated six ammunition depots in the Tavria operational zone, APA reports citing Al Arabiya.

“In general, during the past day, the enemy attacked our positions 16 times and carried out 626 strikes, as well as 15 airstrikes. Artillery units of our Defense Forces in the Tavria direction performed 1,248 firing missions during the day,” said the Commander of the Tavria Operational-Strategic Group of Troops, General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi on Telegram.

He said that 232 Russian soldiers were killed in action, wounded, and captured, while 27 units of Russian military equipment were destroyed.

The military equipment consisted of six tanks, six armored fighting vehicles, eight artillery systems and mortars, MLR systems, self-propelled howitzers, anti-aircraft guns, ATGMs, two trucks, and a unit of specialized equipment.

Six ammunition depots and a command and observation post were also destroyed.

On the other hand, Russia said its forces struck Ukrainian troops and military hardware in 153 areas over the past day, said defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov according to state news agency TASS.

He said: “During the last 24-hour period, operational/tactical and army aircraft, missile troops and artillery of the Russian groupings of forces struck enemy manpower and military hardware in 153 areas.”

The spokesman also said Russian forces repelled eight Ukrainian attacks near the settlements of Rabotino and Verbovoye in the Zaporozhye region, costing the Ukrainians the loss of 135 troops.

He added that Ukraine’s forces also lost two tanks, two armored infantry carriers, two Stryker armored vehicles, three cars, a Polish-made Krab self0propelled system, a US-made M777 artillery system, a British-made FH-70 and a US-made M119 howitzers, and a US-made AN/TPQ-50 electronic warfare system.

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