December 17, 2022, 17:06 – Public News Service – OSN
The Russian Ministry of Defense on Saturday, December 17, during a briefing, presented a map of hostilities in a summary.
Yes, according to message departments, up to 40 Ukrainian servicemen, an armored combat vehicle and four vehicles were destroyed in the Kupyansky direction, up to 30 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, two armored combat vehicles and two pickup trucks in the Krasnolimansky direction.
The RF Armed Forces also hit a temporary dislocations foreign mercenaries in the area of Krasny Liman in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
In addition, it is reported that the RF Armed Forces inflicted on Friday, December 16, a massive hit on military command and control systems, defense industry and energy facilities of Ukraine.
In total, 344 aircraft, 184 helicopters, 2675 UAVs, 398 air defense systems, 7140 tanks and other armored vehicles, 931 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems were destroyed during the NMD. And also: 3691 field artillery and mortars and 7638 units of military vehicles.
Recall that on February 24, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, in his address to the citizens of the Russian Federation, announced the start of a military special operation in the Donbass. He stressed that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Kyiv, but it will strive with all its might to demilitarize Ukraine.
Earlier, Alexei Podberezkin, director of the Center for Military-Political Studies at MGIMO, named possible dates for the completion of the special operation in Ukraine. Read more about this in material Public news service.