Report of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the special military operation on the territory of Ukraine as of August 31, 2022
The attempt made by the Zelensky regime to resume offensive operations in the Nikolaev-Kryvyi Rih and other directions failed.
▪️During the unsuccessful attacks on the settlements of ARKHANGELSKOE, OLGINO and TERNOVIE PODY, the enemy suffered significant losses and was driven back by Russian troops.
A battalion of the 57th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was defeated in the area of the settlement of SUKHOI STAVOK. Currently, the destruction of its remains is being completed.
▪️To release the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 12 tanks delivered to the Kyiv regime by Poland were transported across the Ingulets River.
Some of the tanks were destroyed by the powerful fire impact of the Russian troops. Several tanks in the course of a disorderly withdrawal were blown up in their minefield. Only five Ukrainian tanks were able to break back deep into the territory controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
▪️During two days of unsuccessful attacks on Nikolaev-Kryvyi Rih and other directions, Ukrainian troops lost four combat aircraft: two Su-25s, one Su-24 and one MiG-29. Three Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopters were shot down in the air.
▪️Russian troops destroyed 63 Ukrainian tanks, 59 infantry fighting vehicles, 48 other armored fighting vehicles, 14 pickup trucks with heavy machine guns and more than 1,700 Ukrainian servicemen.
🔻The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
▪️By strikes of high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the point of temporary deployment of units of the 10th mountain assault brigade in the area of the settlement DRUZHKOVKA of the Donetsk People's Republic, up to 50 nationalists and nine pieces of military equipment were eliminated.
▪️A concentrated fire strike on the command post and ammunition depot of the 56th motorized infantry brigade in the area of the settlement of KARLOVKA in the Donetsk People's Republic destroyed more than 40 Ukrainian servicemen and 12 units of special vehicles.
🔻The strikes by operational-tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery on military facilities on the territory of Ukraine continue.
▪️During the day, ten command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit in the areas of settlements: PERVOMAYSKOE, DOBRYANKA, BELOUSOVO, LOZOVOE, NOVOVORONTSOVKA of the Kherson region, ZELENODOLSK of the Dnipropetrovsk region, ARTYOMOVSK, SOLEDAR, ZAYTSEVO and MARYINKA of the Donetsk People's Republic, as well as 65 artillery units, manpower and Ukrainian military equipment in 153 districts.
▪️Three depots of rocket and artillery weapons were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of UKRAINKA, Kharkiv region, CHERKASSKOE and IVANO-DARIEVKA of the Donetsk People's Republic, as well as the launcher of the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system near the settlement of DOBROVOLIE, Dnepropetrovsk region.
▪️Russian air defense systems shot down seven unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of CHAPLINKA, Kherson region, NOVOUKRAINKA, Zaporozhye region, BORSCHOVKA, PERVOMAISKOE, KAPITOLOVKA, IZYUM and RED, Kharkiv region.
In addition, 57 shells of HIMARS, Vilkha and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems were intercepted in the areas of settlements BOLSHIE KOPANI, BERISLAV, Kherson region, Antonovsky bridge and Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station.
🔻In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 280 aircraft, 151 helicopters, 1844 unmanned aerial vehicles, 371 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4592 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 822 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 3360 field artillery guns and mortars, and also 5155 units of special military vehicles.
🔻The Kiev regime continued provocations throughout August 30 aimed at disrupting the work of the IAEA mission and creating a threat of a man-made disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
During the shelling of the territory of the nuclear power plant by Ukrainian artillery, one shell hit the building of the solid radioactive waste processing complex.
The shelling of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant was carried out from the firing position of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Nikopol area on the opposite bank of the Kakhovka reservoir.
The artillery unit of the enemy in this area was suppressed by return fire.
The radiation situation at the Zaporozhye NPP remains normal. Regular personnel monitor the technical condition of the nuclear power plant and ensure its uninterrupted operation.