In the course of the special military operation, artillery units of the Russian Armed Forces continue to carry out firing tasks to hit the artillery batteries, munition depots, destroy defensive structures, neutralise control posts, firepower, weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Artillerymen targeted Grad MLRS according to the reconnaissance data received from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The missile strikes have destroyed the AFU munition depots.
2023-01-12 14:50:01 Russian Defence Ministry report on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine (12 January 2023)
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
In Kupyansk direction, Russian forces launched strikes with artillery and Army Aviation at the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Kislovka, Berestovoye (Kharkov region), and Novosyolovskoye (Lugansk People's Republic).
5 hostile sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been eliminated near Kislovka, Olshana, Tabayevka, Krakhmalnoye, and Pershotravnevoye (Kharkov region).
The enemy has lost over 30 personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 pickups.
In Krasny Liman direction, complex fire attacks launched by Russian units at the AFU have resulted in the elimination of over 100 Ukrainian personnel, 4 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles near Stelmakhovka, Novolyubovka, Nevskoye (Lugansk People's Republic), Serebryanka, and Grigorovka (Donetsk People's Republic).
In Donetsk direction, Russian forces continued successful offensive.
Air and artillery strikes have resulted in the irretrievable losses of up to 70 Ukrainian personnel, 1 tank, 3 armoured fighting vehicles, and 4 motor vehicles.
In South Donetsk direction, complex fire strikes launched at AFU units have resulted in the elimination of up to 30 Ukrainian personnel, 2 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 motor vehicles near Novomikhaylovka, Prechistovka, and Novosyolka (Donetsk People's Republic).
Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 2 AFU ordnance depots near Zaporozhye and Novoivanovka (Zaporozhye region), as well as 76 artillery units at their firing positions, manpower and hardware in 123 areas.
Couterbattery warfare operation resulted in destruction of:
3 Ukrainian fighting vehicles equipped with Grad multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) near Kupyansk, Petropavlovka (Kharkov region), and Ivanovka (Donetsk People's Republic);
2 U.S.-manufactured M-777 and M109Paladin artillery systems near Lozovoye and Peschanoye (Donetsk People's Republic);
2 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers near Burlatskoye (Donetsk People's Republic) and Orekhov (Zaporozhye region).
1 U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Lozovoye (Donetsk People's Republic).
Fighter Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 1 Su-25 airplane of Ukrainian Air Force near Nikanorovka (Donetsk People's Republic).
Air defence facilities have destroyed 5 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Starobelsk, Chervonopopovka, Sofiyevka (Lugansk People's Republic), Nikolskoye (Donetsk People's Republic), as well as three rocket-propelled projectiles launched by HIMARS and Olkha MLRS near Molochansk and Chistopolye (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 372 airplanes and 200 helicopters, 2,873 unmanned aerial vehicles, 400 air defence missile systems, 7,486 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 979 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,813 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 8,019 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Central MD Akatsiya 152mm self-propelled howitzer crew continues to destroy AFU positions, equipment and manpower
The servicemen are adept at camouflaging their positions for firing, which allows strikes to be delivered to the enemy as unexpectedly as possible. Accurate howitzer battery fire is corrected by UAV operators and artillery forward observer units.
The batteries are manned not only by contract servicemen but also by volunteers who successfully carry out combat missions. After hitting the targets, the battery personnel leave their positions and take shelter in the dugouts.
Bouquet of fire: Giatsint-B 152mm towed cannons continue to grind down AFU manpower and armoured vehicles
Artillerymen of the Western Military District are confidently demolishing firing points of Ukrainian troops.
The Giatsint-B 152mm cannon battery is operated by servicemen who have been called up as part of the partial mobilisation. They have successfully completed the cycle of training and combat cohesion at training centres and ranges in the rear areas of the special military operation.
The troops are new to the frontline, but are already fully involved in combat operations. The artillery unit is delivering daily fire at enemy manpower and armoured vehicles.
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