Russian original in first respond:Summary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine as of 9:00 on June 19, 2022, part 1
▪️ The offensive in the Severodonetsk direction is successfully developing. Units of the People’s Militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic, with the support of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, liberated the settlement of Metelkino.
Certain units of the AFU, due to low morale, lack of ammunition and lack of supplies, are leaving the area of combat operations. Thus, a platoon of the 1st Company of the 1st Battalion of the 57th Motorized Infantry Brigade, which was defending in the area of Lysychansk, abandoned its heavy weapons and left its positions.
▪️ The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue strikes against military facilities in Ukraine.
Over the past 24 hours, high-precision long-range sea-based Kalibr missiles at 12:30 a.m. struck a command post of Ukrainian troops near the village of Shirokaya Dacha, Dnipropetrovsk Region, at a time when the command staff of the Alexandria Strategic Operational Group of Forces was holding a working meeting there.
As a result of the strike, over 50 generals and officers of the AFU, including the general staff, the command of the Kakhovka troop grouping, the airborne assault troops and formations operating in the Nikolaevsk and Zaporizhzhya directions were destroyed.
▪️ At 8:20 p.m., high-precision long-range Kalibr missiles destroyed ten 155-mm M777 howitzers and up to 20 armored combat vehicles supplied by the West to the Kiev regime over the past 10 days at the transformer plant in the city of NIKOLAEV.
▪️ High-precision airborne missiles at 19:20 hit a train carrying personnel, weapons and military equipment of the 1st Battalion of the 14th Independent Mechanized Brigade, which arrived from the city of VLADIMIR-VOLYNSKY to the combat zone in Donbas.
More than 100 AFU servicemen, 30 tanks and armored combat vehicles were destroyed as a result of the strike at the unloading point of the train near the Gubinikha railway station in Dnepropetrovsk region.
▪️ At 02.05 near the settlement of SELIDOVO in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the AFU 56th Motorized Infantry Brigade’s manpower and military equipment were hit. Up to 200 fighters, including foreign mercenaries who were part of this brigade, as well as two Grad multiple rocket launcher vehicles, 10 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers were destroyed.
▪️ As part of the counter-battery warfare in the Donetsk direction, seven platoons of Grad MLRS and an artillery platoon at firing positions were hit.
Four depots with rocket and artillery weapons and artillery ammunition near the settlements of MAXIMILYANOVKA, AVDEEVKA, ZELENO POLE and GEORHIEVKA in Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as a launcher of the Buk-M1 surface-to-air missile system near SEVERSK in Luhansk People’s Republic were destroyed by operational and army aviation.
▪️ Missile troops and artillery hit 22 control points, 48 artillery units in firing positions, AFU manpower and military equipment in 123 areas.
▪️ Two launchers of the Uragan multiple rocket launcher system were destroyed by the Iskander operational and tactical missile system at the Kharkiv Tank Repair Plant.
▪️ The Ukrainian Armed Forces suffer significant losses from counter-battery warfare. Thus, a soldier of the 22nd AFU Motorized Infantry Brigade, taken prisoner near the settlement of PEREMOGA, said that over the past 10 days in the artillery units operating in the Kharkiv direction, losses amounted to 380 people, including 90 non-returns.
▪️ During the day, air, missile and artillery strikes destroyed over 400 nationalists, 10 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 11 field artillery guns, 11 multiple rocket launchers and 28 special vehicles.
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Russian original in first respondSummary of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine as of 9 a.m. on June 19, 2022, Part
▪️The Russian air defense forces shot down an Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian air force near Chervonnaya Dolina, Nikolayev region, in one day.
Eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were also shot down near the settlements of Zavody, Chervonyi Shakhter, Dementiyivka, Glubokoye in Kharkiv region, Krinitsa in Kherson region, Popasnaya in Luhansk People’s Republic and near Zmeiniy Island.
In addition, three Tochka-U tactical missiles were intercepted in the areas of NOVOZVANOVKA and NOVOALEXANDROVKA of the Luhansk People’s Republic, two shells of the Uragan multiple rocket launcher system in the areas of BOLSHY PROKHODY of the Kharkiv region and CHERVONNA DOLINA of the Mykolaiv region.
Since the start of the special military operation, 207 aircraft, 132 helicopters, 1,249 unmanned aerial vehicles, 344 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,683 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 562 multiple rocket launcher vehicles, 2,043 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,715 special military vehicles were destroyed.
▪️The large losses in the ranks of the AFU force the Ukrainian command to throw into combat unprepared personnel who lack the necessary skills to handle weapons and military equipment.
Thus, at 1:30 p.m., a pair of Su-25 attack aircraft of the air forces of Ukraine struck the positions of their units near the village of Shirokoe, Dnipropetrovsk region.