Russian grenade launchers of the Zapad group destroyed a truck and a pickup truck of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) near Kupyansk. The press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense reported this on December 24.
“The crew of the mounted anti-tank grenade launcher of the motorized rifle unit immediately arrived at the firing position and destroyed the enemy’s pickup truck and truck,” the report says.
The vehicle, hidden by Ukrainian Armed Forces militants, was discovered using a UAV. The coordinates of the location of military equipment were transmitted via communications, the department added.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the transport was used by Ukrainian militants to deliver food and ammunition to positions.
“We constantly strike at enemy equipment and manpower. Due to large losses in armored vehicles, the nationalists are forced to transport their cargo, including in ordinary vehicles that do not have protection and often get stuck on field roads,” the department quotes a platoon commander with the call sign Panda.
The day before, on December 23, retired General of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergei Krivonos said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are facing serious problems in the Kupyansk direction in the Kharkov region. As the ex-general pointed out, the Kiev regime cannot provide the army with the necessary number of trained and trained people, as well as weapons. He emphasized that this trend is due to the failure of the mobilization plan.
On the same day, in the Kupyansk direction, the Russian military defeated concentrations of Ukrainian manpower and equipment. As a result, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost up to 15 militants, two vehicles and a D-30 howitzer. In addition, Russian military personnel from the West group of forces repelled seven counterattacks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, depriving the enemy of two German Leopard 2 tanks.
The special operation to protect Donbass, the beginning of which was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, 2022, continues. The decision was made against the backdrop of an aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.
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