As a result of a complex negotiation process on the exchange, 55 military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Donetsk and Lugansk republics were returned from the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime tonight, who were in mortal danger in captivity. This was announced at the last media briefing by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.
“At present, all military personnel have been delivered to the territory of the Russian Federation by military transport aircraft and are in medical institutions of the Russian Defense Ministry. All released servicemen have been given the opportunity to contact their relatives. They are provided with the necessary psychological and medical assistance,” the lieutenant general noted, and further noted that the situation in the Donbass remains difficult, and the Kyiv regime continues provocations in order to create a threat of a man-made disaster at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant.
According to him, 13 artillery shells were fired by Ukrainian artillery from Marganets in Energodar and the territory adjacent to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant per day. Artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was immediately destroyed by return fire, thanks to which the radiation situation at the Zaporozhye NPP remains normal for the time being.
The representative of the Ministry of Defense noted that in the Donbas they continue to exterminate armed Ukrainian nationalists during a special military operation: “The high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit the points of temporary deployment of units of the 65th motorized infantry brigade, the 19th escort battalion and mercenaries of the Foreign Legion near the city of Zaporozhye. The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to 150 militants and 19 units of military equipment.”
Also, up to a hundred militants and up to 20 units of military equipment, including one installation of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system, were destroyed per day in the village of Monachinovka, Kharkiv region, more than 30 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed while trying to cross the Oskol River in six armored personnel carriers more than 90 Ukrainian servicemen of the 80th Airborne Assault Brigade, 15 units of military equipment and more than a thousand ammunition for mortars were destroyed near the point of Seversk.
“The infliction of massive fire strikes on the positions of the 60th Infantry Brigade in the areas of the settlements of Novovoznesenskoye and Mirolyubovka in the Kherson region led to a complete loss of combat capability of the 96th battalion of this formation. The remnants of the personnel left the area of hostilities,” Konashenkov said.
Air strikes, missile forces and artillery hit: four depots of ammunition and weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the command post of the battalion of the 1st tank brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of the village of Vesyoloye of the Donetsk People’s Republic, three artillery platoons of American howitzers M777 in the areas of Velyka Kostromka, Dnepropetrovsk region, Dniprovske and Yavkino Mykolaiv region and a platoon of multiple launch rocket systems “HIMARS” in the area of the village of Bereznegovatoe, Mykolaiv region.
The representative of the Ministry of Defense also thanked the air defense units for shooting down 17 drones, 7 American HARM anti-radar missiles, 37 multiple rocket launchers, including 27 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and 10 Alder shells in a day. It should be noted that Ukrainian nationalists targeted the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station and the peaceful houses of Kherson, Makeevka and Volnovakha.
In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
295 – aircraft.
155 – helicopters.
2035 – unmanned aerial vehicles.
375 – anti-aircraft missile systems.
5073 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles.
842 – fighting vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems.
3406 – field artillery guns and mortars.
5786 – units of special military vehicles.