The Russian military has repelled another wave of attacks by Kiev forces, according to the September 15 briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
In the Donetsk direction, the Russian Yug Group of Forces repelled four Ukrainian attacks close to Klescheevka and Mayorsk.
Ukrainian losses in this direction amounted to 275 troops, four armored fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, three American-made M777 towed howitzers and one Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, the ministry said.
Moreover, an ammunition depot of the 110th Mechanised Brigade of kiev forces was targeted and destroyed close to Avdeevka.
In the Zaporozhye direction, two attacks by Ukraine’s 47th Mechanised Brigade were repelled close to Rabotino. A gathering of manpower and equipment of the 80th Air Assault Brigade was also neutralized near Verbovoye.
Up to 145 Ukrainian troops and three motor vehicles were neutralized in this direction, the ministry said, adding that seven towed howitzers, two American -made M777, one British-made FH-70, three D-30 and one D-20, were destroyed.
In the Krasny Liman direction, the Russian Tsentr Group of Forces repelled two attacks by the 63rd Mechanised Brigade close to Torskoye.
The ministry said that 55 Ukrainian troops, one tank, two armored fighting vehicles and one D-20 towed howitzer were destroyed.
In the South Donetsk direction, the Russian Vostok Group of Forces repelled an attack close to Novomayorskoye. The aviation and artillery of the group also targeted positions of Ukraine’s 72nd Mechanised Brigade near Vladimirovka.
Kiev forces lost 175 troops, two armored fighting vehicles, four motor vehicles, two D-30 towed howitzers and one D-20 towed howitzer during the fighting in this direction, according to the ministry.
And in the Kupyansk direction, the Russian Zapad Group of Forces clashed with Kiev forces close to Sinkova, Berestovoye and Kislovka.
During the clashes, up to 20 Ukrainian troops, two motor vehicles, one American-made M109 self-propelled howitzer, one Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, one American-made M777 towed howitzer and one American-made AN/TPQ-48 counter-battery radar station were neutralized.
Moreover, an ammunition depot of Ukraine 103rd Territorial Defence Brigade was targeted and destroyed close to Kislovka.
Meanwhile in the Kherson direction, Kiev forces lost 75 troops, four motor vehicles and two Akatsiya self-propelled howitzers to Russian military fire. An ammunition depot of the 124th Territorial Defence Brigade was also targeted close to Antonovka.
The Russian MoD also provided the following details during its briefing:
In the past 24 hours, the Black Sea Fleet detected and destroyed two AFU unmanned semi-submersible vehicles in the south-western part of the Black Sea.
Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery of the Russian Group of Forces have engaged AFU manpower and hardware in 137 areas during the day.
In addition, a communication station of the 79th Air Assault Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was hit close to Novomikhailovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).
One P-18 radar for detecting and tracking air targets was destroyed near Novolozovatovka (Dnepropetrovsk region).
Russian air defense forces intercepted three HIMARS MLRS projectiles.
Moreover, 41 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles shot down close to Maloryazantsevo, Lisichansk (Lugansk People’s Republic), Novoandreevka Artyomovsk, Gorlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), Kamenka-Dneprovskaya, Pologi, and Tokmak (Zaporozhye region).
In total, 467 airplanes and 249 helicopters, 6,800 unmanned aerial vehicles, 437 air defense missile systems, 11,865 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles, 1,150 combat vehicles equipped with MLRS, 6,394 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 13,019 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.
In a statement released later, the Russian MoD said that an attack on the Black Sea Fleet small missile ship Askold with a naval suicide drone was foiled. The drone was destroyed by fire from the ship’s standard armament, according to the ministry.
Meanwhile, Russian news sources shared footage showing recent strikes with Lancet loitering munitions. The strikes destroyed several pieces of military equipment of Kiev forces, including three American-made M777 towed howitzers and an American-made AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station.
Despite increasing their attacks and sustaining heavy losses in recent days, Kiev forces made very minimal gains in a few directions. The Russian military continues to control the situation along the entire front. The Ukrainian counteroffensive appears to be heading towards complete failure.