Monday 22 May 2023

The Ballad Of Belgorod: Listing Equipment Losses During The 2023 Russian Incursion Into Russia

A group of Russian insurgents known as the Freedom of Russia Legion, who are aligned with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, crossed the border with Russia's Belgorod Oblast on the 22th of May 2023. The Freedom of Russia Legion, a unit that consists only of Russian volunteers, subsequently announced that it and the Russian Volunteer Corps (a different group reportedly responsible for an incursion into the Bryansk region in March) had secured the village of Kozinka in the Belgorod region, and that its forward detachments had entered the town of Grayvoron. 
A Ukrainian official acknowledged that the Freedom of Russia Legion had carried out a cross-border incursion in the area but stressed they were acting independently. [1] Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of Russia's Belgorod region, announced Monday that a ''Ukrainian military sabotage and reconnaissance group'' had entered the region’s Grayvoronsky district. ''Russian military forces as well as the border service, the Russian National Guard, and the Federal Security Service, are taking the necessary steps to eliminate the enemy,'' Gladkov vowed on Telegram. [2]

A list of the destroyed and captured vehicles of both sides can be seen below. This list only includes captured or destroyed vehicles and equipment of which photo or videographic evidence is available. Civilian vehicles are not included in this list.

(Click on the numbers to get a picture of each individual captured or destroyed vehicle)


Russia (5, of which destroyed: 3, captured: 2)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles (1, of which captured: 1)

Towed Artillery (1, of which destroyed: 1)

Vehicles (3, of which destroyed: 2, captured: 1)

Freedom of Russia Legion (8, of which destroyed: 2, captured: 6)

Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles (2, of which captured: 2)


Infantry Mobility Vehicles (5, of which destroyed: 1, captured: 4)


Vehicles (1, of which destroyed: 1)

[1] Russia accuses Ukraine of mounting ‘sabotage’ attack across border
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