Briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense (14.06.2022) The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine
MOSCOW: Briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense (14.06.2022) The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
💥 High-precision long-range missiles "Caliber" in the area of the settlement of Priluki, Chernihiv region, destroyed the arsenal of artillery weapons and ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In addition, high-precision air-launched missiles hit 11 areas of concentration of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, eight firing positions of artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including three platoons of Grad multiple launch rocket systems in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut and Pereezdnoe of the Donetsk People's Republic, Lysychansk Luhansk People's Republic, as well as two ammunition depots on the southern outskirts of Kharkov and in the Gorsky Luhansk People's Republic.
💥 Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 101 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As a result of air strikes, more than 350 nationalists, three command posts, 13 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, six Grad multiple rocket launchers, 14 field artillery guns and 22 special vehicles were destroyed.
💥 Russian air defense systems shot down in a day: a MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in the region of Slavyansk (DPR) and a Mi-24 helicopter in the Snegirevka region of the Nikolaev region. Also, nine Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down in the areas of the settlements of Chervonaya Gusarovka, Bolshiye Prokhody, Malaya Kamyshevakha of the Kharkiv region, Apostolovo of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Donetsk, Levkovka, Yakovlevka (DPR). In addition, the Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile was intercepted in the Vernopolye region of the Kharkiv region and 14 SMERCH MLRS rockets in the areas of the settlements of Donetsk, Aleksandrovka (DPR), Popasnaya (LPR) and Sukhaya Kamenka in the Kharkiv region.
💥 During the day, missile forces and artillery hit: 280 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 18 command posts, 59 firing positions of artillery and mortar units, as well as a fuel depot in the Konstantinovka region (DPR).
📊 In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 202 aircraft, 131 helicopters, 1205 unmanned aerial vehicles, 338 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3548 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 521 installations of multiple launch rocket systems, 1947 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 3605 units of special military vehicles.
◾ During the special military operation, the Ukrainian army continues to suffer significant losses.
❗ I would like to emphasize that in recent weeks, incidents of shooting Ukrainian servicemen in the back by nationalist units have become more frequent in the areas of hostilities. So, after conducting fire preparations for the offensive of Russian troops in the area of the settlement of Novomikhailovka (DPR), more than 30 servicemen of the 25th battalion of the 54th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine decided to lay down their arms and surrender.
◾ The Ukrainian servicemen who occupied a stronghold in the area of the Animal Farm addressed by radio to the command of the Russian unit to cease fire and provide an exit corridor. At about 10 p.m., servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with white flags began to advance towards the Russian positions.
◾ At that moment, a detachment of Ukrainian nationalists, who arrived at the strong point on armored vehicles, opened crossfire at the servicemen of the 54th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the back.
As a result of this execution, 32 Ukrainian servicemen were fatally wounded and killed.
◾ This incident, like many others like it, clearly shows that against the backdrop of growing military failures and the demoralization of Ukrainian troops, the Kyiv nationalist regime is trying to stop the retreat and surrender of its units by punitive actions of detachments.
◾ The lives of Ukrainian servicemen and mobilized fighters of territorial defense units mean nothing to the current leadership of Ukraine.