On November 28, the Russian Air Defense intercepted a new batch of HIMARS projectiles and drones, according to the most recent defense ministry report.
The Russian military revealed that air defense forces intercepted two HIMARS MLRS projectiles as well as six unmanned aerial vehicles during the day. The drones were intercepted over Fedoseyevka and Shipilovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Vladimirovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Komsomolskoye in Zaporozhye region and Golaya Pristan in Kherson region.
The developments came amid reports about a new round of precise strikes of the Russian military on targets across the frontline and in the depth of the Ukrainian rear. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Groups of Forces targeted a UAV Training and Application Centre, an aviation fuel depot, three detection radars (two P-18 and one ST-68) of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as well as manpower and military hardware in 103 areas.
The Russian Defense Ministry also provided a look at the situation at the frontline:
In Kupyansk direction, units of the Zapad Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery repelled four attacks launched by assault detachments of the AFU 57th Mechanised Brigade near Sinkovka (Kharkov region). The enemy losses amounted to up to 30 Ukrainian troops and one D-20 howitzer.
In Krasny Liman direction, helicopters and artillery of the Tsentr Group of Forces delivered strikes at AFU manpower and hardware near Torskoye and Grigorovka (Donetsk People’s Republic). The AFU losses amounted to up to 40 Ukrainian troops and two pickup trucks.
In Donetsk direction, units of the Yug Group of Forces supported by aviation and artillery took more advantageous lines and positions near Artyomovsk (Donetsk People’s Republic). In addition, three AFU attacks were repelled and enemy manpower and hardware suffered losses near Chasov Yar, Kleshcheyevka, and Georgiyevka (Donetsk People’s Republic). Up to 135 Ukrainian troops and three pickup trucks were neutralised in this direction during the day.
In South Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok Group of Forces supported by helicopters and artillery inflicted losses on manpower and hardware of the AFU 58th Motorised Infantry Brigade, 72nd Mechanised Brigade, and 128th Territorial Defence Brigade near Novomikhailovka, Ugledar, and Urozhaynoye (Donetsk People’s Republic). The enemy lost up to 75 Ukrainian troops and two motor vehicles.
In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Group of Forces repelled one attack launched by an AFU assault group close to Novopokrovka (Zaporozhye region). In addition, air strikes and artillery fire struck the personnel and hardware of the 65th and 118th mechanised brigades close to Rabotino and Malaya Tokmachka (Zaporozhye region). The enemy losses were up to 65 Ukrainian servicemen, two U.S.-made M113 armoured personnel carriers.
In Kherson direction, as a result of artillery fire and air strikes, the AFU suffered losses of 40 troops killed and wounded, five motor vehicles, and one Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system.
The inability of the Ukrainian Armed Forcesto achieve any notable gains in its spring-summer-fall offensive and the worsening situation for pro-Kyiv forces in the area of Avdeevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic highlight gloomy prospects of the Kyiv regime in this conflict.
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