Russian MOD Briefing for the Night of April 16, 2022

The Russian Armed Forces proceed a particular army operation in Ukraine. Throughout the day, high-precision…

The Russian Armed Forces proceed a particular army operation in Ukraine.

Throughout the day, high-precision airborne missiles hit 15 enemy targets. Amongst them: within the areas of Barvenkovo, Rubizhne, Popasna, Novozvanovka, Krasnoarmeysk, Selidovo, Novobakhmutovka, six websites of focus of Ukrainian army tools and 7 strongholds of the Ukrainian troops have been destroyed.

Because of the strikes, greater than 320 Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and wounded, 23 armoured autos and 7 autos of assorted functions have been destroyed.

Operational and tactical aviation destroyed 67 areas of focus of Ukrainian army personnel and tools throughout the day.

Rocket forces hit 317 army services, together with: 274 strongholds and areas of focus of the enemy’s manpower, 24 command posts and two discipline gasoline storage services of Ukrainian troops.

Russian air defence forces close to Odessa shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane delivering a big consignment of weapons equipped to Ukraine by Western international locations.

Two Ukrainian unmanned aerial autos have been shot down over Lozova and Veselaia.

A complete of 134 plane, 460 unmanned aerial autos, 246 surface-to-air missile methods, 2,269 tanks and different armoured fight autos, 252 a number of rocket launchers, 987 items of discipline artillery and mortars, and a couple of,158 items of particular army autos have been destroyed because the begin of the particular army operation.

Your complete metropolis space of Mariupol has been fully cleared of fighters of the Nazi formation Azov, overseas mercenaries and Ukrainian troops. The remnants of the Ukrainian group are actually fully blockaded on the territory of the Azovstal iron and metal works. Their solely probability to save lots of their lives is to voluntarily lay down arms and give up.

I remind you that on the time of its encirclement on 11 March, Mariupol was occupied by the thirty sixth Unbiased Marines Brigade, the 109th Territorial Defence Brigade, the 503rd Unbiased Marines Battalion, an organization of the 53rd Unbiased Mechanised Brigade, items of the seventeenth Antitank Brigade, the Nazi formations Azov, Aidar and Proper Sector, police and State Border Service items in addition to overseas mercenaries.

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The entire variety of this group was round 8,100 individuals.

Throughout the liberation of Mariupol, 1,464 Ukrainian servicemen surrendered. The variety of these surrendering is growing each day. This contains those that escaped from Azovstal’s territory.

In response to their testimonies, the overall variety of Ukrainian servicemen, Nazis and overseas mercenaries who took refuge at Azovstal doesn’t exceed 2,500.

Thus, as of 16 April, the Ukrainian grouping in Mariupol alone misplaced greater than 4,000 individuals.

Subsequently, Zelensky’s latest statements to the Western media that the irretrievable losses of the Ukrainian army throughout the operation allegedly quantity to 2.5-3 thousand are a standard lie for him.

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has dependable information on the true losses of the Ukrainian military, Nationwide Guard and arriving overseas mercenaries, which Zelensky is afraid to inform the individuals of Ukraine.

As of as we speak, the irrecoverable losses are 23,367.

Separate information from Ukrainian paperwork on their losses, revealing the place of dying and burial of the useless shall be printed shortly.