10/27/22 – Russian Defence Ministry Report
Russian Defence Ministry report / briefing on the progress of the special military operation in Ukraine
◽The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation.
◽In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy, with up to two company tactical groups reinforced by mercenaries, attacked Russia’s positions in the direction of Nikolayevka and Orlyanka, Kharkov region. All the enemy attacks have been repelled. Up to 60 Ukrainian personnel and militants, 1 tank, 6 armoured fighting vehicles, and 3 pickup trucks were eliminated.
◽In the Krasny Liman direction, the battalion tactical group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attempted an offensive in the direction of Chervonopopovka of the Lugansk People’s Republic. Russia’s troops impeded the hostile advancing units. As a result of the fire damage, more than 120 Ukrainian personnel, 3 tanks, 4 armoured combat vehicles, and 4 pickup trucks were annihilated.
◽In the Nikolayev–Krivoy Rog direction, two reinforced company tactical groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the positions of Russian troops in the direction of Malaya Aleksandrovka (Kherson region) and Ternovye Pody (Nikolayev region). The enemy’s offensive was upset by Russia’s firepower. The AFU troops were driven back to the initial positions.More than 60 Ukrainian servicemen, 7 armoured fighting vehicles, and 4 cars were destroyed.
💥 Operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery neutralised four AFU command posts close to Stepovaya Novosyolovka (Kharkov region), Kolodezi (Donetsk People’s Republic), Trifonovka, Andreevka (Kherson region), as well as 62 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 186 areas.
💥 A Ukrainian defence enterprise producing solid rocket fuel, explosives, and gunpowder for the Armed Forces of Ukraine was wiped out near the city of Pavlograd (Dnepropetrovsk region).
💥 Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Novotroitskoye (Zaporozhye region).
💥 In the past 24 hours, Russia’s air defence systems have shot down 4 unmanned aerial vehicles over Olgovka, Tyaginka, Lvov, Kherson region, Zeleny Gai (Donetsk People’s Republic).
💥 In addition, 6 shells of the US HIMARS MLRS were intercepted close to Antonovka (Kherson region).
📊 In total, 326 airplanes and 163 helicopters, 2,353 unmanned aerial vehicles, 383 anti-aircraft missile systems, 6,104 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 876 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 3,531 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 6,805 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the special military operation.
Kiev Turning Zaporozhye Into New Mariupol — Russian Official
Kiev is turning the city of Zaporozhye into a heavily fortified stronghold, with foreign fighters bolstering Ukrainian forces, the top Russian official in the region has claimed.
“Zaporozhye is being turned into something like Mariupol. There is a large number of foreigners there, in the thousands,” Evgeny Balitsky, the acting governor of Zaporozhye Region, told Russian TV on Wednesday.
He said this information comes from people living in the Ukrainian-controlled provincial capital who talk to relatives and friends on the Russian side of the frontline. People see military preparations with their own eyes and hear people talking in Polish, German, and English in the streets, he explained. (RT)