Russia claims advantage in Donetsk Oblast

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Russian army has taken a new advantageous position in the Donetsk region, neutralizing the defensive Ukrainian units there.

“In the areas south of Donetsk and Zaporizhia, units of the Vostok group continued to advance, gaining new advantageous front lines and neutralizing the unit of the 72nd Ukrainian motorized brigade near Ugledar, as well as the defense brigade. head of territory number 108 near Prechistovka and Novosyolka, Donetsk,” the Russian Defense Ministry announced on January 27.

The agency said the Ukrainian armed forces lost 65 soldiers, one tank, two infantry fighting vehicles, one D-20 152 mm howitzer, three motor vehicles and two AN/TPQ-37 anti-aircraft radars. American-made in the aforementioned conflict zones.

Russian T-72 tank prepares to fight with Ukrainian forces on January 23.  Photo: RIA Novosti.

Russian T-72 tank prepares to fight with Ukrainian forces on January 23. Photo: RIA Novosti.

The Russian Defense Ministry also said that the country’s armed forces on January 26 launched a large-scale raid with missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) “against the energy facility operating the international industrial complex.” defense of Ukraine and the transport system”.

“The purpose of the large-scale raid has been completed, all designated targets have been neutralized,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. “The raid neutralized the transport of weapons and ammunition to the combat area, including NATO weapons. The production capacity of the facilities responsible for the repair and restoration of military equipment. Ukraine is interrupted”.

Ukraine has not commented on the Russian information.

Earlier, Ukrainian officials said that Russian forces were stepping up their assault on the cities of Avdeevka and Ugledar, southeast of Donetsk province, amid fierce fighting in Bakhmut. They said Russia relied on overwhelming artillery superiority and sent large-scale forces to participate in fierce attacks on the front lines in the Donbass region.

Location Ugledar, Prechistovka and Novosyolka.  Graphics: RYV.

Location Ugledar, Prechistovka and Novosyolka. Graphics: RYV.

Ukrenergo, the company that operates Ukraine’s power grid, admitted on January 27 that the Russian raid a day earlier “caused significant damage” to its infrastructure.

“Restoring the power grid becomes more difficult and longer after each Russian ambush,” Ukrenergo said, adding that Ukraine had recorded 13 missile strikes and 15 drone attacks on its energy infrastructure. .

Ukraine’s military said Russia on January 26 launched 70 missiles into the country, 47 were shot down. Russia also launched 44 airstrikes, including 18 using UAVs like the Shahed-136 model developed by Iran. Ukraine claims to have shot down all suicide drones.

Nguyen Tien (Theo RIA Novosti, CNN)

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