The Russian military had inflicted heavy human and material losses on Kiev forces in the Donetsk and Krasny Liman directions, Russian military sources reported on September 30.
In the Donetsk direction, the Russian Yug Group of Forces repelled two Ukrainian attacks near Maryinka and Avdeyevka. The group also eliminated two sabotage and reconnaissance groups close to Andreyevka.
“Battlegroup South units have repelled two attacks by assault groups from the 59th mechanized and 79th air assault brigades in the Maryinka and Avdeyevka areas,” the group’s spokesman Georgy Minesashvili told TASS.
The group’s artillery targeted six strongholds of Kiev forces close to Kleshcheyevka, the spokesman added, noting that TOS-1A multiple rocket launchers also targeted Ukrainian troops in the vicinity of Predtechino
According to the spokesman, the group’s aviation also delivered strikes against Ukrainian troops and equipment in 25 districts.
“The battlegroup’s aviation has delivered strikes on manpower and military hardware in 25 districts,” the military official said. According to him, the adversary lost an infantry fighting vehicle, two MLRS combat vehicles, a Msta-B howitzer, an AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery system, five 120mm mortars, 11 vehicles and eight drones.
Meanwhile in the Krasny Liman direction, the Russian Tsentr Group of Forces repelled four attacks by Ukraine’s 63rd mechanized brigade.
The aviation of the group also targeted two temporary deployment points of Kiev forces close to Torskoye. In addition, more than ten Ukrainian artillery pieces were destroyed by counter-battery fire.
Ukrainian losses in this direction amounted to up to 50 troops and one armored fighting vehicle, according to a press release by the group.
In addition, Russian news sources shared videos showing recent Ukrainian losses near Verbov in the Zaporozhye direction, airstrikes on a Ukrainian deployment point near Cherneshchyna in the Kharkov direction and the destruction of another bridge used to supply Kiev forces in the Kupyansk direction.
In Order to deflect attention from the failure of its counteroffensive, the Kiev regime continues to launch attacks against Russian territory.
Kiev forces launched a salvo of BM-27 Uragan 220 mm rockets at the Russian region of Belgorod in the early morning hours. However, all rockets were intercepted by air defenses, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
“Overnight on September 30, at about 3:45 a.m. Moscow time, the Kiev regime’s attempt to carry out a terror attack on targets in the Russian Federation with nine rockets of Uragan multiple launch rocket systems was thwarted. The air defense systems on duty eliminated all nine rockets in the air,” the military agency said.
Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on the Telegram messaging application that the failed rocket attack didn’t result in any casualties or material losses.
Kiev forces have sustained heavy human and material losses since the start of the counteroffensive more than three months ago. However, they are yet to break through Russian defenses in any direction. In a few weeks, worsening weather conditions will likely bring the counteroffensive to a halt. This will be a major blow to Kiev.