According to Shoigu, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost more than 8,000 servicemen in November, as well as a lot of equipment, including aircraft.
Recently, under A number of settlements in Donbass passed the control of the RF Armed Forces: Mayorsk, Pavlovka, Opytnoe, Andreevka, Belogorovka Yuzhnaya and Kurdyumovka, the minister added.
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The Minister stressed that the Ukrainian authorities are striving to create the appearance of a nuclear threat, while continuing to shell the ZNPP. Only in the last 2 weeks, according to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired more than three dozen large-caliber shells at the nuclear power plant.
“Our units are taking all measures to ensure the safety of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. In turn, the Kyiv regime seeks to create the appearance of a threat of a nuclear catastrophe by continuing to purposefully shell this object. In the last two weeks alone, 33 large-caliber projectiles were fired at the station by the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” Shoigu said.
He clarified that most of the shells were intercepted by Russian air defense systems, “however, some of them still hit objects that affect the safe operation of the nuclear power plant.” Nevertheless, the Russian military is taking the necessary measures to ensure the safe operation of the ZNPP, as well as other critical facilities in the new territories.
The minister also said that the RF Armed Forces are massive strikes with long-range precision weapons on the military command and control system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, defense industry enterprises and related facilities “to crush the military potential of Ukraine.”
that the training of Russian military personnel will now take into account the experience of the special operation in Ukraine.
“Main The emphasis will be on improving the professional skills of all categories of servicemen, taking into account the experience of conducting a special military operation,” he said.
Preparation of mobilized and new weapons
During a meeting a week ago, Shoigu said that about three thousand instructors were involved in the training of 300 thousand mobilized. He also proposed to create 16 more military training centers for students in Russia.
“More than a hundred training grounds are involved in the territory of our country and the Republic of Belarus. Over 300,000 reservists, including volunteers, have been trained in two months,” Shoigu said.
According to him, about 8,000 combat vehicles and tanks, crews of artillery systems, air defense systems, unmanned aircraft and electronic warfare systems, as well as hardware communications. During the special operation, Shoigu noted, the Russian military is actively testing new methods of combat use of missile forces and artillery, including drones as reconnaissance and strike fire systems.
military operations. A significant role in this is assigned to the missile forces and artillery <...>. The minister also said that next year the permanent readiness units of the RF Armed Forces should be provided with weapons at the level of 97%.
1.5 times. This will make it possible to provide formations and military units with constant readiness of weapons and equipment at the level of 97%,” the minister said. in the troops – the state defense order, while, according to him, will be fulfilled by 99%. Shoigu concluded that due to the military special operation in Ukraine and the announced partial mobilization in Russia, the requirements for the state defense order have increased at all levels of control and execution.